Instructor-led training (ILT) is when a teacher (or facilitator) instructs a group of students. It’s the classic classroom scenario that we’re all familiar with from school, and possibly from training at work, too.
But is it the best way to learn in our modern world?
Now, with widespread access to the internet and online learning platforms like the Learning Management System (LMS) from Trakstar Learn, it’s easier and more effective than ever to train online. Employers and managers can create courses in minutes that are tailored to their employees’ needs and can track employee progress at every step of the way.
Learning Management Systems are great tools for employers looking for an easy and effective way to train their employees. How exactly are they better than instructor-led training? Here’s a comparison of the old way (ILT) with the new (LMS).
How Learning By Instructor-Led Training And Learning Management System Compare
Problem of ILT: Requires planning, hiring, and coordinating an instructor to teach at a certain time and place. It also requires coordinating attendance of all necessary employees, which can be difficult if not impossible.
Solution with LMS: No in-person training means no logistics associated with putting on a live training event, including instructor hiring, room rental, and refreshments. Instead of making all employees learn in one place at one time, they can learn at their convenience at a pace that’s right for them. And because Learn is based in the cloud, employees can access materials on any device with an internet connection.
Problem of ILT: It can be difficult to train a very large number of people due to space constraints and other logistical problems.
Solution with LMS: Because courses are online, you can train literally as many people as you need to on a single course. You don’t need to book a bigger conference room, hire an additional trainer, or coordinate more refreshments.
Problem of ILT: In an environment where there is one instructor and several students, despite the instructor’s best efforts, it can be difficult to ensure that every individual is taking in the material and really understanding it. Just being present in a classroom doesn’t ensure learning.
Solution with LMS: Learn ensures that employees are not only consuming the material but comprehending it, too, by giving you the option of including quizzes after learning modules. You can set it so that only employees who pass with a high enough score are allowed to continue on to the next module or next course. This ensures that they are truly learning what they need to know.
Problem of ILT: ILT is generally more expensive than LMS. Because training needs to be done for new employees and regularly for other reasons (policy updates, new regulations, yearly health, and safety overviews, or other industry-specific training), the expenses are large and ongoing.
Solution with LMS: Less expensive than ILT. Once you have a course created, you can use that course indefinitely. It’s easy to make updates to it. So, for example, you don’t need to wait to onboard new employees until you can arrange an in-person training; they can take the onboarding course you created years ago. Plus, with Trakstar Learn, unlike other LMS online learning platforms, you can create as many courses as you need to really reach all the employees in your company.
These are just a few of the disadvantages of ILT and advantages of LMS that show why LMS is the learning strategy of the future. Easier, more effective and less expensive.
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