Around the world, internet and its applications have transformed the conventional way of operations in an organization and training sessions are not untouched by it. The digital content distribution exposed the organization to a newer world where shared texts and remote collaboration between the employees were the basic advantages. In addition to this, tools like hyperlinks, audio-visuals, pod casts and graphics gave a lot of traction to the e-learning programs. The e-learning solutions are collaborative in nature where the users can exchange information with their fellows and make the training session more beneficial.

The major advantage of the e-learning solutions was it could easily blend with the current training program in the organization. Additionally, e-learning programs can be updated with the changes in the market practice. For most of the organization scalability is the major issue and the good news is that the e-learning programs are perfectly scalable.

The reach and accessibility of the online training programs can not be over looked. It is flexible in nature and can be integrated with the social media, mobiles, and games. Each of these mediums not only ensures higher user engagement but also aids in better output. New technologies like cloud computing have also added up to the advantage of the user and the service provider both. Cloud computing is still in the developmental stage but once it comes into play, the issue of manageability and maintenance of huge amount of data bases would be solved. Another cost-effective solution for the smaller organizations is ‘, e-learning outsourcing’. By outsourcing their e-learning requirements, organizations can save over 20 to 40 percent the costs associated with the training.

E-learning outsourcing is common in the west. It is need based, wherein, the organization can choose whether they have to outsource whole of their project or a part of it. The offshore e-learning development is done with the help of the specialized professionals such as Subject Matter Experts, proficient content developers and the instructional designers. It is not only a cost-effective process but it also leaves the burden of the software maintenance and management with the off shoring company. By out sourcing the e-learning requirements, organizations can lay their focus on the business objectives of the firm.

Author's Bio: 

Gireesh Sharma is an author writing on Human Resource Management. His expertise includes e-learning solutions, e-learning outsourcing and other Learning & Development matters.