Online training uses the Internet to deliver learning materials on a particular subject. A learning management system compiles all of the information into an interactive course that is accessed online. Students take a self-paced approach to completing the online training module.
Online training incorporates a variety of multimedia tools such as videos, graphics, audio and interactive charts. The course may include quizzes or a test at the end to ensure participants learn the material. Chat or email options are sometimes available for communication with an instructor.
Companies often use online training to ensure all employees learn the same material. Online learning gives employees more flexibility to complete the training and saves money on travel, training space and refreshments that come with traditional classroom learning.