Learning & Development

Where to start with eLearning

Last month we answered the question ‘What is eLearning?’ and shared some of the common eLearning terminology in our first eLearning uncovered blog. Well, it’s time for this month’s edition…find out where to start with eLearning!

Continuing with our social media campaign, we want to continue to uncover eLeearning terms and educate our audience. So keep reading to find where to start with eLearning…

Refresher Training

Training that is designed for existing or long-term employees at a business with the purpose of retraining old skills of theirs, providing new skills, or update policy knowledge to help improve their performance.

It is expected that 6 days after training a learner has forgotten 75% of the information provided, meaning introductory training is not enough. It should be continued throughout an employee’s career to ensure learning is fully maximised.

Refresher training provides exactly that, a refresh of information to whoever is learning!


The action or process of integrating a new employee into a business or in familiarising a new customer or client with one’s product or service.

Gallup found that 88% of organisation’s have poor onboarding. The process is key in introducing new employees into the workplace and providing a positive impression of where they will be working. In fact, the benefit of a good onboarding process is actually quite important as it was found that it can increase staff retention by 82%.

Onboarding could be presented with an eLearning, classroom or combined approach. Whatever the way, it may be a good time to review your own!

Off-the-Shelf Learning Content

A pre-made learning product that is ready for immediate sale and use. Although, these can be branded the content often stays similar.

Off-the-Shelf training often suits larger audiences whereby you want to provide the same learning across a large group of individuals at the same time. It also is often used for courses involving accreditation where information is often predetermined to creating the learning course or content.

Learning Management System (LMS)

A software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of training programmes or/and learning and development courses.

These systems hold courses and content for learners to interact with, however, they also have other uses whereby employees and employers can track progress in order to help improve within their role or work towards a promotion potentially.

Our partner brand Erango offer this service and work innovatively with technology to lead the way in creating new solutions and approaches that add value for their clients.

So you’ve read our first blog explaining what eLearning is, and now you should have an idea where to start with eLearning too. If you can’t wait until our next guide, follow us on LinkedIn so you don’t miss out!

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