How many times have you heard someone in your office say they’re swamped or too busy to get something done? They don’ t want, or can’t afford, to take time away from their work schedules and sit in a classroom for hours or days, to attend training. Who can blame them? The modern workplace often asks staff to do more with less in the same amount of time, so something’s got to give. Unfortunately, the thing that gives is usually the commitment to training.

But we all know that training is important.

The solution lies in technology. We live in a wired world, so why not make the best of it? Take the connectedness that binds us all together and use it to make up for time we don’t have for training.

In a lot of cases, eLearning may be the only viable option. After all, there are lots of distributed workplaces with virtual teams that can’t realistically be trained in a classroom all at the same time. In fact, Odysen predicts that by 2019, 30 percent of all workers will work from home two or three days a week.

That doesn’t even take into account workers who are distributed far and wide, in other countries or continents, who are nowhere near the head office. The only effective way to train those workers is either to go to them, or use eLearning.

Luckily, it’s getting easier all the time to take advantage of eLearning. Mobile devices are now firmly embedded in our society. How many times today have you seen someone with their face buried in a smartphone or tablet? That dedication – some would say bordering on addiction – can be leveraged for eLearning training. It’s accessible, it’s user-friendly, it’s convenient, and it’s economical.

It’s a wave that’s coming! Ambient Insight predicts that worldwide eLearning will expand by more than nine percent a year with Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America leading the way.

And it’s the answer to your training question.