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New study reveals 94 per cent of leaders see an advantage in using e-learning to improve skills

The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne for Rosetta Stone, polled business decision makers in the UK and Germany and revealed that 94 per cent report at least one advantage of using e-learning for language training. The advantages considered were lower cost, faster delivery, a reduction in travel time and costs, and more effective learning. Two thirds of executives (66 per cent) also agreed the future of language training lies in e-learning and 40 per cent say they believe it is a more effective way of learning. 

82 per cent are using hybrid training models within their organisation. The fact that 63 per cent say employees need to improve their language skills lets us believe the current models do not work effectively. 

Donavan Whyte, VP enterprise & education EMEA at Rosetta Stone, commented, “Business leaders agree that they need to improve the level of language skills amongst their employees.  Language learners need a consistent method of training that takes them from beginner right through advanced and which is flexible enough to deliver course content to match individual need. The new Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite has been specifically designed to help meet this gap in the market. Europe’s five largest companies are using Rosetta Stone solutions to deliver effective language training to their employees.”

Other key findings of the survey were: 

•         86 per cent of executives say they would consider an e-learning platform for language learning in the future

•         Respondents who currently offer language training through e-learning say the key factors in their decision to choose the method were: the speed at which training can be delivered (67 per cent), availability of courses (47 per cent) and the cost of training (46 per cent)

•         Respondents in more globally dispersed organisations are more likely to value a standard, consistent tool for e-learning, compared to organisations with fewer offices. Respondents in dispersed organisations say they use e-learning because it provides the ability to deliver training faster (68 per cent vs. 49 per cent). 

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