E-learning makes the whole process of gaining knowledge a lot more interactive and engaging, as compared to traditional methods of learning. But instead of thrusting personal views on the pattern of e-learning, it is first necessary to understand the exact training requirements of one's organization. For this, the HR department needs to interact closely with the Operations department, and then decide the type of e-learning development software that is required.

If the top management is still not clear about the type of e-learning software that needs to be deployed, they can take the help of e-learning consulting. During the course of discussions with the consultants, the management will be able to take a decision so that organizational objectives are closely aligned with the selected modules.

E- Courses can be of two primary types- linear and interactive. Linear courses would have the complete training knowledge given in the form of e-books, which would need to be completed over a set period of time. Once a particular course is completed, the next course would automatically be scheduled by the e-learning development software. The other type of course is known as interactive course, where users would be provided with an interactive interface for knowledge sharing. It may be possible for them to interact with each other to share ideas through forums, discussion boards and chats.

Certain sessions of training may require face-to-face interaction, which cannot be substituted by e-learning. However, the whole process of knowledge enhancement is made more effective, using both electronic and conventional methods.

E-learning offers a certain degree of flexibility to the learning process. Modules can be taken up as per individual convenience and speed, so that it does not disturb the normal flow of work at an organization. With e-learning, it is also possible to grasp knowledge at a consistent pace, instead of skimming through certain sections.

The quality of the training material will go a long way in determining the interest that users take in completing the courses. It needs to be engaging and interesting in order to retain the attention of learners. Only then can it be ensured that the required learning objectives are attained.

Course information can also be imparted through applications that can be downloaded on mobile phones, instead of only computers. This content is available for different mobile platforms such as Symbian, Android, Blackberry OS and Windows 8. The advantage of using mobile phones is that knowledge can be imparted on the move.

Appropriate e-learning management will ensure that training is imparted effectively, within specific deadlines.

Author's Bio: 

Gireesh Sharma is an author writing on Human Resource Management. His expertise includes e-learning development software ,e-learning consulting and other Learning & Development matters such as e-learning management.