Sure, custom eLearning is what we do at ELM Learning, but that doesn’t mean we don’t recognize the merits of other strategies. Off-the-shelf modules definitely have a time and place, and custom eLearning programs might not be the right fit for every topic. If you’re trying to decide which type of eLearning is right for your organization, consider these key points to choose what makes the most sense for you, your budget, and your training goals.
Off-the-shelf eLearning typically refers to learning programs that have already been created for a broad variety of topics. You simply purchase the programs you need, upload them into your LMS, and send the courses out to your learners. Here are some pros and cons:
If you have the time and budget, custom eLearning is usually the gold standard for engaging learners. Still, it’s not always the perfect solution. Consider these points:
While we’d love to tell you that custom eLearning is always the right choice, we know that choosing the right solution depends on your overall goals, current pain points, and administrative questions of time and budget. Also remember that your training needs might change in the future. The most important consideration is that your learners get the training they need, when they need it—using a solution that meets your organization’s current training goals.