Atlantic Link Rapid e-learning business benefits - case studies and survey results. Mike Alcock [email protected] What we provide A rapid e-learning toolkit that gives productivity improvements of 50 - 900%. Tools that allow ‘Subject Matter Experts’, not programmers, to create elearning. Tools that allow users to create any kind of e-learning. Clients Customer Survey Dear Atlantic Link customer, Atlantic Link would like to ask you to take 5 minutes to complete our on-line survey. We’re researching the impact rapid e-learning has had on your business and would appreciate your input. You can access the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=sw7p_2fpdGeVvjPZhtXzdKPg_3d_3d Many thanks in advance for your time and feedback. Survey Responses 10 customers replied to the survey – not a huge number but they represent around 5% of the Atlantic Link customer base. The following is a ‘warts and all’ view of the responses. It shows the reality of the effects of rapid e-learning within a range of Atlantic Link’s customers. Usage summary Benefits to learners Benefits to learners Ease of access to training materials was the one constant theme from this question – cited by both National and Global companies. Another benefit was the ability to use the material for refresher training. Finally, the avoidance of the need for classroom training in some circumstances was also noted. Benefits to trainers Benefits to trainers Ease of use of the e-learning software was the one constant theme from this question – allowing trainers to create their own e-learning. Another benefit was the reduction in the need to send trainers into the field – providing a valid alternative to ‘face to face’ delivery. Finally, automatic monitoring and collection of results saved time and effort as well as helping with compliance. Benefits to the business Benefits to the business Almost unanimous here – reduced costs. Using rapid e-learning tools in-house saves companies money. Barriers Barriers This was the most varied response in the survey – showing that every customer is different and each organisation faces different challenges. Case Study Collaborative Authoring at British Telecom: Examples of the types of content produced by the BT business units include: Customer service training; Compliance training; Application training; Product training (covering new product releases); and, Product updates. Case Study BT have 32 licences of Atlantic Link's software shared across 230 users. "The system has empowered SMEs to create their own training." "It has expanded the use of e-learning to new applications." "It has decreased the cost and increased the timeliness with which the business units can deploy certain types of training." Case Study "For the lines of business, an easy-to-use authoring system has empowered in-house personnel and SMEs to produce training content on their own, bypassing external vendors." "A short tutorial that formerly would have required both an SME and a content developer to produce, and would have cost £3,000 can now be developed with internal resources for approximately one-third the cost." In 2 years they have created over 5,000 courses. A saving of £2,000 per course would equate to a saving of over £10,000,000.