Transform Your Training: How to Successfully Shift from ILT to eLearning

Thomas Bril
L&D Specialist
Transform Your Training: How to Successfully Shift from ILT to eLearning

Imagine if you could take your company’s training program, which is built on traditional Instructor-Led Training (ILT) techniques, and transform it into an engaging, effective, and scalable eLearning experience. No more time wasted on coordinating schedules, booking instructors, and managing logistics. Instead, your company’s learning and development would be delivered in a model that caters to the modern, digital world. The good news? This transformation is possible, and we’ll show you how to do it in this blog post.

With the rapid growth of technology and the increasing need for remote learning in today’s business environment, it’s essential to adopt eLearning solutions that meet your organization’s training requirements. Let’s dive into the key steps to successfully transition your training from ILT to eLearning.

1. Analyze your current ILT training approach

Before you begin the transformation process, it’s important to thoroughly analyze your existing ILT program. Determine what’s working well, what needs improvement, and which content is relevant for your target audience. This analysis will help you identify the most effective components of your current training and better understand the needs of your learners. As one L&D professional puts it, “This analysis is the foundation for a successful transition. Without it, you’re shooting in the dark.”

2. Set clear objectives and learning outcomes

For a successful transition to eLearning, you must establish clear objectives and learning outcomes for your new digital training program. These objectives should be aligned with your organization’s overall goals and the specific requirements of your target audience. By setting measurable and achievable learning outcomes, you can ensure that your eLearning program delivers tangible results, both for your organization and your learners.

3. Choose the right eLearning tools and platforms

Selecting the appropriate eLearning tools and platforms is crucial for a smooth transition. Research and compare various Learning Management Systems ( LMS) and authoring tools to determine which will best support your eLearning objectives. Consider ease of use, scalability, and customization options when making your decision. As an L&D expert once said, “The right tools can make all the difference in the success of your eLearning program.”

4. Adapt your ILT content for eLearning

Transforming your ILT content into an engaging eLearning experience requires more than simply uploading PowerPoint slides. You’ll need to break down complex concepts into digestible, bite-sized pieces and incorporate multimedia elements (such as videos, graphics, and interactive quizzes) to enhance learner engagement. Remember, the goal is to create an eLearning experience that is as engaging and effective as in-person training.

5. Implement and evaluate your new eLearning program

Once your eLearning program is developed and in place, it’s time to implement and evaluate its effectiveness. Gather feedback from your learners, analyze performance data, and make any necessary adjustments to optimize the learning experience. Continuous evaluation and improvement are key to ensuring the success of your eLearning program and realizing the full benefits of the transition.

Learnexus: Your partner in transforming training

Transforming your training from ILT to eLearning can be a complex process, but you don’t have to go it alone. Learnexus, a freelancer marketplace for Learning & Development, helps managers at companies quickly and easily find and hire freelancers with highly specific skills and experience in this field. By leveraging Learnexus, you can save up to 47% on costs, save time, and eliminate procurement issues with a single master services agreement. Let Learnexus be your partner in creating a successful eLearning program for your organization.