In today’s competitive world, it is important for the organizations to train and groom their employees as per the changing market scenario. A well-informed organization develops at a fast pace as its employees are at par with the developments in the market. In order to keep the employees abreast of the changes and developments all the organizations organize periodic training sessions. The mode of training is different some of the organizations still employ traditional training methods and others have switched on to online training methods. Unlike off-the-job training, the online training process is more interactive and fulfilled. Many of the organizations are not able to bear the costs incurred for online training modules; these organizations can outsource their e-learning development requirement to the off shoring companies.

The companies which are engaged in developing e-learning training modules, before developing the content, visit the organization of the client can try to understand their needs. The needs of every organization is different therefore, the training module must be industry specific. This need of industry specific content gave rise to custom-learning. Organizations like banking and finance, life sciences, retail and software and IT are effectively utilizing the online training programs. The online service providers of the training module concentrate on the loopholes of the organization and develop the content accordingly. Thus, the training module helps in proper growth and development of the employees.

Mobile learning has further revolutionized the training process by enabling the training content accessible by these handy devices. There is no time restriction and support of trainers is also not required. Individuals can access the training material as and when required, which makes the process more relaxing. Moreover, with the use of graphics and games in learning, the learning process has become more interesting and fulfilled. The companies engaged in providing content for the online learning develop it on various formats, which are accessible via Android, iOS, Rim or Windows. These applications are more interactive and are able to engage the user for a longer period of time.

Social media learning and game based learning are a part of mobile based learning, which are gaining popularity worldwide. The reach of social media is wide therefore more and more organizations are opting for it. Users can access the training material from their favorite social networking site, which is an added advantage. Moreover, they can also choose from the different training modules given in the social site. If the users like content they can also rate and recommend the content.

Author's Bio: 

Gireesh Sharma is an author writing on Human Resource Management. His expertise includes mobile learning, e-learning development and other Learning & Development matters.