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E-Learning is conducted via electronic media, typically on the internet. 'Successful’ e-learning depends on the self-motivation of individuals to study effectively

In the early days, e-learning received a bad press, as many people thought bringing computers into the classroom would remove that human element that some learners need, but as time has progressed, technology has developed, and now we embrace smartphones and tablets in the classroom and office, as well as using a wealth of interactive designs that makes distance learning not only engaging for the users, but valuable as a lesson delivery medium.

There are several benefits to e-learning whether you choose to use it on its own, or to enhance your existing in house training. It's cost effective and saves time by reducing the time taken away from the office, removing travel costs and doing away with printed materials, online learning helps you to save money and increase workplace productivity. It also means your staff will be happier and focused.

Many face- to- face courses only operate within normal office hours. By allowing staff to complete the e-learning courses when and where they like, you can make sure disruptions to your busy working schedule are minimised. This also means individuals will be happier because they don't need to travel to specific training centres and can undertake the learning at home at times that best suit them.

Not everybody feels comfortable learning in a large group, especially if they find something hard to understand that co-workers have no problem with. E-learning allows each individual to tackle the subject at their own pace, with interactive tasks being set in place to ensure a thorough understanding throughout each module.