Why using Digital Learning in your workplace will benefit you

EVERYONE wants to perform well in their job. And it’s important to provide your employees with learning opportunities that give them the skills and knowledge they need to help build on their successes and ultimately your organisation’s success.

A lot of L&D departments are now use digital learning to deliver some or all of their material because of the strong business benefits. So what are they?


Digital learning will save you time and money. Expenses you would normally have when delivering traditional classroom based learning, things like trainers, course materials, travel and accommodation don’t apply to digital learning. Depending on the size of your organisation, this could dramatically reduce your overall learning and development costs. Discover how we helped SEPA reduce their cost of training.

“dramatically reduce the overall cost of learning and development”


Using a Learning Management System (LMS) makes it easier for you to track (and report on) participation and engagement, to help you demonstrate the value of your training. eCom have implemented an LMS for many clients, one example being a Global Specialty Chemicals Manufacturer. It’s also possible to produce reports using your LMS e.g., to prove compliance.


Digital learning gives your employees the flexibility to learn at a time and a place of their choosing - a major benefit for your remote workers or staff with irregular hours - who can have access to the same learning opportunities as the rest of your workforce.

Find out how Scottish Waterways Trust are training volunteers with a bespoke learning platform and mobile app we developed.

Also, you don’t have to release groups of staff to do training all at the same time, making it easier to manage your resources. See how mobile micro-learning helped Hyundai rapidly train their sales staff.

“access to learning opportunities anytime, anywhere”


You can communicate training, ideas and concepts, quickly and easily to all of your employees and you can deliver your material across your extended enterprise – something we helped the Scottish Association of Mental Health achieve.

Self-directed learning

Moving learning online means your employees can take a more Self-directed learning path. They’ll benefit by feeling more engaged and empowered. And they are also more likely to remember information since they will be able to use it soon after the learning takes place.

“empower employees and increase engagement”


When you combine digital learning with classroom-based sessions, known as blended learning, you get the benefits of the flipped learning approach. This essentially changes your initial focus to online delivery which you can then follow up with more in-depth face-to-face training sessions – we were delighted to help Howden with this.