Software learning provides an extended method of training beyond your Software User Documentation through the provision of micro-learning videos, video tutorials, interactive simulations and quizzing and can also deliver learning content using a Learning Management System (LMS) which adds the opportunity for certification.

I design and develop instructional programs for software applications using innovative rapid elearning development technologies to assist with the learning of your software applications. These can be customised for your user's software training or even certification needs and can be delivered online via a Learner Management System on intranet or internet.

Studies over the years have proven that technology-based training can more effectively and efficiently achieve instructional goals.

Software Training by elearning

There are a range of reasons why you may want to develop new, or convert existing, training materials to an online learning experience.

  • You have too many users to train and not enough, or any, trainers, or classroom space to accommodate their needs.
  • Your users are based all over the country or globe, but your travel budget won't take your trainers far.
  • Your staff are pressed for time. Taking them away from their jobs for traditional classroom training is prohibitive.
  • Your new customers fail to grasp the big picture because it is buried inside your reference manuals.
  • You require an electronic medium to provide Just-In-Time (JIT) and Just-Enough-Training (JET).
  • You want to leverage your software products.
  • Your customers/users want training, but you have neither the in-house talent nor the time to deliver.

So, how does this affect you?

Clearly then, there are several benefits for your clients and yourself to be had from this training medium. Though not an exhaustive list, here are some key benefits:

  • Effective: studies show that this form of training is 30 percent more effective at skills transfer and retention than classroom training.
  • Convenient: your clients can train in a place and a time suited to themselves.
  • Price: your clients could pay for the tuition, saving on accommodation, subsistence, travel, and opportunity.
  • Free: you could provide it free of charge to your clients which serves to enhance your brand value.
  • Support: during lectures, your client can network with their fellow students and the facilitator.
  • Exam preparation: frequent testing before and after courses enables your client to revise topics not fully understood.

As you plan for the year, consider web-based training as part of your user training programs. The drop in the cost of good free learning management systems and the increase in the efficiency and reliability of web-based training, you can make a powerful case.