E-Learning for the Workplace: Creating Canada's Lifelong Learners - Aliant (2001)

E-learning has changed the way communications company Aliant goes about training its employees.

With a workforce of approximately 10,000 people located around the world, delivering learning programs via the classroom was a timely and costly undertaking for Aliant. But e-learning has given Aliant a way to maintain its commitment to professional development in a cost-effective manner.

Aliant’s human resources department has developed a number of distance learning activities that use online, CD ROM, and video applications. For example, employees working with fibre optics can learn as much as they feel is necessary by using Aliant’s Fibre Optics Overview, consisting of a CD ROM and an online general training program.

Another example is Aliant’s interactive safety program, which allows managers to pre-test employees to see if training is actually required. If it is needed, employees take a multimedia-based course that provides consistent training across the entire organization.

The benefits of e-learning to the company include a reduction classroom time by as much as 75 per cent compared with traditional training methods; minimizing risk to employees by using simulations in place of hazardous activities; reduced capital expenditures for equipment by replicating scenarios using multimedia platforms; reduced travel and accommodation costs; and faster, more consistent roll-out of information across the organization.

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