Save training time & costs with online courses

What is web based training?

Web-based training, also known as online training or education technology, is a training methodology widely adopted by most businesses and educational institutions today. By adopting this methodology, trainers can speed-up the training process, quickly update new training materials, save resources, money and improve the overall standard of their training programs.

“Over 41.7% percent of global Fortune 500 companies now use some form of educational technology to instruct employees during formal learning hours”. -eLearning Industry

With web-based training, instructors can use online courses, quizzes, surveys and more as part of their training program. But the methodology isn’t merely about online courses created in a learning management systems. With a comprehensive web-based training software such as ProProfs, instructors can:

  • Create online courses, tests, surveys, polls and more
  • Deliver these to learners via email or a virtual classroom
  • Track learners performance and learning experiences with reports and Tin Can API
  • Award course completion certificates to learners and meet compliance requirements
  • Brand courses and certificates with their brand and logo

What’s in it for businesses?

Web-based training has many benefits for companies, especially those where the employee churn is high and training is a constant requirement, such as construction or manufacturing companies.

Instructors can adopt web based training to:

  • Easily schedule training at different locations simultaneously
  • Save work-hours by allowing employees to take online courses at home
  • Meet compliance requirements by setting up training certification expiry dates
  • Easily track the progress of hundreds of trainees via course and test reports

Examples of web based business courses:

Workplace Ethics

How web based training solves some of the challenges of LIVE training

Save training costs:  The traditional form of training was long-winded and required companies to repeatedly spend money on instructor fees, lodging and travel expenses. Web-based training courses are more or less a one-time investment, as the expenses are only on creating the training materials, which can then be re-used to training multiple batches of learners.
Easily schedule training at different locations:  Scheduling and organizing training for employees who were globally located, was also a concern with live training sessions. Web-based training solves these challenges by allowing instructors to create online courses, which can be accessed by employees anywhere, at anytime.
Automated grading and feedback:  One of the major pains of live training was the massive amount of paperwork that instructors had to go through after learners where done withe the courses and tests. Online tests are automatically graded and providing feedback to learners is also a simple and easy process.
Online courses are easy to update:  Incorporating new training materials in an online course is also easy as you can add a new presentation or PDF to the online course at anytime. Plus, you can add live online content such as wikis and blogs which update automatically.
Track the performance of learners:  While the learning management system allows you to create online courses, it also provides you with powerful course and test reports. As an instructor, this helps you to identify knowledge gaps and key areas where a learner needs more help.
Meet course compliance with reminders:  Certain businesses like medical and construction companies need to meet periodical training compliance requirements. With an online course and test, you can meet compliance requirements by creating certificate expiration dates and reminding learners about them.
  • sony
  • dell
  • cisco
  • dhl
  • yale
  • phoenix

Related Articles

Web-Based Training: Definition and Key Elements

Web-based training can be defined as any type of training that takes place primarily or fully online. The training may be a full course, like traditional instructor-led training, but because of the format, it is also much more flexible.

5 Benefits of Web-Based Training

Has your company adopted web-based training yet? If not, you are losing out on one of the most powerful things you can do to give your training and development programs a boost. Presenting five major benefits of web-based training.

Web-Based Safety Training

Here are 5 reasons to adopt web-based safety training in your organization.

Testimonials

  • Great for training employees
    ProProfs has been a great tool to Create online training for hundreds of employees in US & Canada. ProProfs has allowed us to provide over 3,000 sessions, anytime & anywhere.
    Steve Donaldson
    Troy Marble,

    Safety Manager at Kiewit Pacific

  • Drive up traffic & website engagement
    ProProfs quiz maker is a great way to engage your visitors (most people will take the quiz, thus spend some time on your site and will be more willing to browse it further Quizzes are greatly shared and can be used to drive up traffic.
    Dan LaPasha
    Ann Smarty,

    Editor, Search Engine Journal

Related Training Solutions

ProProfs online employee training software has powerful features that can effectively train your employees across several functions.

Train your employees using online training courses.
Create a positive work environment with online diversity training courses.