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9 Incredible Ways Custom eLearning Helps a Distributed Workforce


July 24, 2019



10 Incredible Ways Custom eLearning Helps a Distributed Workforce

Custom eLearning is particularly useful for a distributed workforce as it accommodates the needs and preferences of learners with various circumstances. In other words, it hugely assists in the management of a distributed workforce.

So, custom eLearning is the greatest thing after sliced bread for the modern learner. Don’t believe us? Here are nine reasons why.

1. Each location’s unique needs are taken into account

Time zones, time zones, time zones. Our day is their night and happy hour there is breakfast here. There is nothing more important that custom learning in the avoidance of time difference issues.

2. Cultural and social barriers are broken down

Cultural and social barriers can sometimes hinder the functionality of corporations, making it essential to design courses in alignment with custom learning. Societal, cultural and linguistic differences can make it difficult for a seamless relationship between colleagues throughout the company, which is eradicated by developing mobile learning courses that bridge gaps between culture for a shared corporate vision.

3. Course content is easily updated and edited

The ability to update course content is essential for the maintenance of relevance and relatability to learners. With custom learning, existing content and the creation of new content is at the touch of a button (literally). A cloud-based authoring tool means that this new material is accessible to users instantaneously, regardless of their location in the world.

4. It is the most cost-effective solution

Training costs can be extremely costly for a strategy as good as any other. Custom learning rids you of your costly woes where the only costs involved are in the initial course development and periodic costs. In other words, the return on investment of custom eLearning is beyond all else making it a no-brainer!

5. Brand image can be more effectively aligned with

Image is important for the establishment of your corporate brand, further personalizing the learning experience for employees. However, when employees are dispersed around the globe, it is more difficult to maintain a consistent brand image. That’s where custom learning comes in. Courses can be designed in a way desired, suiting your distributed workforce.

6. Organisational values and objectives remain clear

Organisational goals are essential for learners to remain on track to the achievement of corporate objectives. A considerable advantage of custom learning is the ability to promote the company vision, values and goals to employees, regardless of where they are located.

7. Employees are responsible for their own learning

With custom learning, learners are able to dictate what they wish to learn and when. When employees are spread around the world, it is important to account for their needs and capabilities, predominantly lying in the ability for them to be able to self-direct their learning.

8. Employees are continually acknowledged and valued

When employees feel acknowledged and valued, they are more likely to increase productivity and contribution to corporate duties. Custom learning provides recognition to employees as their needs and preferences are accommodated through the tailoring of content.

9. A support and social network is built throughout the company

A support network is crucial for the seamless integration of learning into the everyday lives of employees. When learners feel supported by colleagues spread around the world, they are more likely to complete more training, specifically increasing the interaction they have with material they find to be difficult.


If you would like to learn more about how to build the most effective employee training strategy!

If you’d like to know more about how SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s mobile learning platform can help your internal training practices, get in touch at enquiries@edapp.com. You can also try SC Training (formerly EdApp)’s Mobile LMS and authoring tool for free by signing up here.

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Guest Author Daniel Brown

Daniel Brown is a senior technical editor and writer that has worked in the education and technology sectors for two decades. Their background experience includes curriculum development and course book creation.

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