There seems to be a universal agreement in recent years that the worldwide eLearning market will show fast growth in the coming years. The worldwide market for Self-Paced eLearning practices reached $35.6 billion at the end of 2011 and the annual worldwide growth rate was nearly 7.9 % (Ambient Insights 2016) since then. Self-Paced eLearning is education in which learners study at their own pace with no fixed starting date in common with other students enrolled in the program. However, there’s certainly a fixed overall completion timeframe. Therefore, employees whether in front office or on the shop floor, not only do they have the devices to consume training in real time, but it’s accessed at the time of need. With the proliferation of easy-to-use, easy-to-publish content authoring and learning platforms linked with a number of mobile applications and the fact that everyone has a device (BYOD - Bring Your Own Device) the learner can be engaged quickly and efficiently. With these various tools and a properly deployed eLearning strategy, an organization can:
The aircraft MRO industry is going mobile – or at least, taking steps to implementing tablets and smartphones for maintenance and training application. Most of the mobile usage in commercial aerospace has been centered in the cockpit. However, many MRO (Maintenance and Repair Organizations) managers are taking steps to adding handheld tablets or phones to an aircraft technician’s toolbox. “Selecting the right device depends specific use-cases and user context.” (Sven Heitsch, Head of Strategy and Technology Information Management at Lufthansa Technik, Aviation Week, Sept 2014). The decision to link mobile devices to back office learning management systems or enterprise resource planning software is also on the rise, but organizations are still cautious due to cultural and integrational challenges. Many conditions apply when deploying new mobile enterprise tools. When developing use cases on the shop or manufacturing floor, the device’s screen size and readability could be a consideration; using these devices to view complex, work instructions or learning content may be impractical in certain locations or environments. Nonetheless, as these tools are evaluated, they have shown to accelerate the learning process and increase productivity across the board.
No industry is immune to the impact of mobile devices and almost any business can take advantages of their capabilities. Obviously, industries where employees are naturally mobile are more affected by the rise of smartphones and tablets. In particular, we see mobile devices impacting the MRO shop floor keeping aircraft technicians “ship-side” and reducing errors and increasing productivity. Cloud computing and SaaS applications are increasingly important in these business applications and these devices are considered mission-critical technology in most aerospace use-cases.
Types of E-Learning
There are many types of eLearning tools and are synonymous with web-based training, distance learning and online training, and just about everyone is familiar with these terms. This type of training allows flexibility, access to colleagues and SMEs and an emphasis on learner-centered content. Here are a few commonly used tools:
Gates L. Scott
Gates L. Scott is a Senior Land Executive with Mansfield Service Partners developing new markets and delivery fuel management solutions through the Front Range of Colorado and beyond. A former Certified Flight Instructor and commercial helicopter pilot and aviation enthusiast, he loves anything that flies!
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