Does online training work?

06 Nov

Absolutely.

Our research group and others have repeatedly shown large effects on learning for Internet-based training programs. It can also save time, money and other resources if implemented right.

Just like with other training modes – face-to-face, lectures, workshops – not all online training programs are of similar quality. Many e-learning programs just take the content of print materials and ‘shovel’ it onto web pages.

That doesn’t make for good quality e-learning, and those types of training programs are less likely to get the results that you want.

In future posts, we’ll tell you more about what distinguishes high quality e-learning, and why the Workplace Insight mental health in the workplace online training program is so effective.

Dr Anthony J Levinson, MD, FRCPC, MSc