E-learning is a catch-all term for Internet-based distance education. It includes such things as self-paced instruction available on the Web, Instructor-facilitated courses delivered at a distance, and mini-tutorials delivered on mobile devices (see M-Learning). In many instances, e-learning is used in conjunction with face-to-face instruction to create what is known as blended learning.

The benefits and utility of e-learning are reflected in the fact that virtually all large organizations – private sector companies, public institutions (e.g. hospitals), non-profit agencies, and universities among them – now use e-learning to meet some or all of their instructional needs. Many smaller organizations, too, have discovered that low-cost off-the-shelf Learning Management Systems (LMS), authoring software, cloud-based course hosting, and other resources make e-learning an attractive option for their instructional needs.


E-Learning Benefits:

For Learners

  • Control over where and when learning will be accessed
  • Greater control over the pace of learning
  • Greater choice of learning materials available from multiple sources
  • Compressed learning times compared with face-to-face instruction
  • Ready access to refresher training after a course has been completed
  • Immediate access to supplemental resources available on the Web
  • When-needed connection to other learners taking the same course or interested
  • in the same subject matter
  • A familiar environment for learners who have grown up with the Internet

For Providers

  • Greater control over messaging and learning content (compared with instructor-led training)
  • Immediate access to training for new hires (no waiting for the next offering of a course)
  • Ability to update and edit learning content “on the fly”
  • Increased ability to track learner progress through a course or through an entire program of learning
  • Reduced costs for student and instructor travel, accommodation and time off the job
  • Reduced need for the overhead costs associated with face-to-face learning (e.g. classrooms, supplies, instructors)

Androcom Can Help

E-learning development is at the core of Androcom’s competencies. With more than 100 productions to our credit, we have the talent, methodology, and experience to help you plan, create and implement effective e-learning programs for a wide range of applications. Our e-learning services include:

Course creation

  • Front-end analysis
  • Content capture
  • Instructional design
  • Scriptwriting
  • Production liaison
  • Validation testing

Administrative Support

  • Program evaluation
  • Advice on technology selection
  • Integration of e-learning with other learning channels
  • Production services sourcing
  • Project management