E-LEARNING IN QUEBEC
The advantages to developing a company’s e learning training programs need not be proven. Today their use is engrained in most companies, organizations and learning environments.
The question becomes how important this phenomenon is to Quebec companies and more specifically, regarding online training.
Elearning is learning which uses technology to transfer knowledge and skills to individuals. It is widely considered a major asset in increasing productivity and making a company competitive.
In Quebec, certain job sectors have been hit with a lack of skilled workers. This, of course, opens the door for to the importance of eLearning and the value of continuous learning through eLearning for those posting jobs who are looking to appear more attractive and innovative to prospective employees. This solution answers to a series of needs (developing new skills, the desire for more responsibility, the use of technology, etc.) and is emerging as a must-have for companies.
Across the province of Quebec, 30% of adults are currently participating in continuous learning. It has also been discovered that the bigger the company, the more investment is poured into the training of staff.
The average time spent on training in Quebec is 234 hours as compared to 209 hours in the rest of Canada. The ratio of men-to-women who take part in this training is very similar, but they do so for different reasons.
Overall, eLearning is well developed in Quebec given how its advantages are numerous (flexibility, pace of learning opted for by the trainee, optimization of time, etc.).
Remote training also offers academic support, videos and exercises. A discussion forum can also be put in place and a tutor can also be made available to answer any questions that may arise.
This type of learning is prevalent in companies via video conferences, online modules, etc. The most common use of eLearning consists of transforming traditional training materials into eLearning modules to then be made available via a server.
Emploi-Quebec’s website also proposes a large repertory of eLearning training modules to support training and improve ease of access.
As of uses in teaching, TELUQ is the only French-language university in North America to offer all of its courses remotely. Upwards of 20,000 students complete their university education this way each year. Its continuous admission and the personalization of its support options are among its many advantages.
In conclusion, Quebec must continue this trend of favouring online training in both companies and in the educational sector, as well as to continue to facilitate accessible training for all.
Caroline Irrmann, web editor