Online training Vs Traditional training

Technology has moved into all sects of our daily lives; communication, transport, energy and now education. E-learning is one of the fastest rising methods to train employees over the traditional method. Today companies are quickly moving away from the traditional method of job training because of the ease online training has brought to the podium. Tight schedules have only boosted the preference of e-learning over traditional. Companies prefer to utilize the limited office space for actual office work rather than classroom training. There is however another study which shows a hike in rates of drop outs and lower grades all thanks to online training.


Online training allows flexibility in the organization, something that has given it a way better appeal for both the workers and companies. The fact that student notes and tutorials can be downloaded and re-used over and over again plays a major role in keeping this method of job training top of the rack. Online job training is a much suited option for companies with limited space or mobile companies. The resources coupled in traditional training simply offer some companies a headache hence the preference of online training. Some companies however believe that online training is one sided conversation which hence poses a threat to student understanding. With online training students cannot ask any questions which may lead to permanent non-clarity.


Regardless of these little niggles, online training remains the best suited for companies in this age. There are many advantages that can back up this argument.


Advantages of online training over classroom training

  1. Time convenience; rather than lose a lot of time to classroom lectures, companies can have their workers on the clock the whole day. This allows the workers to create their own time to catch up with the training on their day off or after they have left work.

  2. Limited resources; unlike classroom training, online training is relatively cheap. Classroom training won’t just cost you time but scholastics, furniture and fees for trainers.

  3. Re-use of study material; it is much easier to watch a tutorial again than go over a pamphlet. Online materials are much easier to re-use and compile from hence making studying much easier on the student.

  4. Student convenience; a student can go over a tutorial as many times until the point sinks in unlike classroom training where a lecturer/trainer only says something once for the whole class to gobble. This convenience is the drive that keeps students applying for online training rather than classroom training

  5. Self groom; studies show that students using online training have better self push than those going for classroom training. Creating time to learn on one’s own is always a hard thing to do but the thought of your failing the class is what keeps the students focused. Classroom however is often taken for granted that students just passively watch the lecturers talk their lungs out.

  6. Computer skills; online training is yet another opportunity for the student to navigate the computer. This sort of exposure allows the students ignorant in this field to build further making them better equipped with computer skills.



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