20 eLearning Quotes that Define Where Workplace Learning is Headed

Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions.” ― Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), The Wolf of Wall Street.
If you have watched this masterpiece, you will know that it offers some of the best eLearning quotes for the workplaces of today. Certain dialogues are so appealing that they inspire you to implement them in real life. Such is the power of a good script!

Strong, motivational thoughts and messages, especially from notable personalities, help us with the required push to keep going. Now, when you consider eLearning, several phenomenal eLearning quotes reflect on its effect on the future of workplace training. Many one-liners define the benefits of digital learning within just a few words! Well, if you wish to get inspired, here is a list of the 20 famous eLearning quotes, which will leave you thinking!

20 eLearning Quotes About Workplace Training from Industry Leaders

1. “In order to create an engaging learning experience, the role of the instructor is optional, but the role of the learner is essential”Bernard Bull, President of Goddard College.

This statement is self-explanatory. When the L&D leadership brainstorms to create the perfect eLearning program, one of the crucial steps is to understand the learning habits of the employees. You additionally need to take their suggestions on what they want to gain from workplace training — what are their pain points and which modes of learning they prefer? Even after implementing a course, regular learner feedback is essential to ensure continual improvement.

2. “People expect to be bored by eLearning—let’s show them it doesn’t have to be like that!”Cammy Bean, Instructional Designer.

Of all the eLearning quotes we’ve come across over time, this is one of our favourites. eLearning is dull and boring — this is one of the common myths associated with online training. However, this is not true. When your content is gripping, learners will never get bored. Moreover, if you enhance your training modules with engrossing elements like gamified quizzes or reward-based assessments, the captivating factor multiplies.

3. “The students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. Nothing more, nothing less. And they want it at the moment the need arises. Not sooner, not later. Mobile devices will be a key technology for providing that learning support” Dr Marcus Specht, Professor of Digital Education at the University of Technology Delft.

4. “In times where small instructor-led classrooms tend to be the exception, electronic learning solutions can offer more collaboration and interaction with experts and peers, as well as a higher success rate than the live alternative” – Keith Bachman, Analyst at BMO Capital Markets.

Yes, once upon a time, live classes were a thing. Even now, corporates who wish to implement eLearning believe that it lacks the interactivity factor. But the modern eLearning software comes with a gamut of features that promote collaboration – via social media, integration of live classrooms, and discussion forums. Additional elements that can help create a personal touch are team tasks and group projects, chat options, and conference/video sessions.

5. “Gamification aims to inspire deeper, more engaged relationships and to change behavior, but it needs to be implemented thoughtfully. Most attempts at gamification currently miss the mark, but successful and sustainable gamification can convert customers into fans, turn work into fun, or make learning a joy. The potential is enormous” – Brian Burke, Gartner Group VP of Research.

6. “Learning is changing. And, we will see new models, new technologies and designs emerge. So, let’s drop the “e” – or at least give it a new and wider definition” – Elliot Masie, Head of The MASIE Center.

7. “You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it” – Seymour Papert, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, and Educator.

8. “Online learning provides fantastic flexibility, among other benefits, and aids in making the task of arranging development opportunities far easier. In addition, the ability for users to have access to content when needed provides the just in time element that is so critical to corporate job applicability. Adult learners want learning to be specific to their job, quick and have merit, and using an online platform allows users to learn at their own pace and use when needed. It is a win for all”Dr Sharon Jones, Founder of Dottie Rose Foundation.

9. “Online learning empowers your employees to train with full autonomy and flexibility. It taps into the fundamentals of intrinsic motivation and allows each individual employee to control their own learning journey” – Andrew DeBell, Training Content Consultant at Water Bear Learning.

10. “The most important principle for designing lively e-learning is to see e-learning design not as information design but as designing an experience” – Cathy Moore, Training Designer.

11. “eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach”Christopher Palm, Media Artist at Allen Interactions.

12. “To unlock the true potential of e-learning to train successful employees, it needs to be people-centered. It has to be rooted in the day-to-day lives of people within an organization who are learning and growing as individuals, while also supporting them and making them feel valued. How do you get there? It starts with six fundamental pillars; be personal, respect time, meet clear goals, measure the impact, make it widely available, and deliver ROI. This is the most effective way to onboard new employees and to create enthusiastic learners in the workplace. It’s people first and everything else second” – Simon Greany, CLO & Co-founder of Elucidat.

13. “Learning and Development teams are in the business of changing lives! eLearning allows you to do that in a scalable and measurable way. Whether you’re a small association or large enterprise, eLearning videos allow you to deliver the perfect training and story that resonates with your audience anywhere in the world or anytime they need access. Microlearning animation, as a visual as well as a sonic medium, is capable of embodying different emotions that empower and entice learners”Erick Prospero, Professional at Ninja Tropic.

14. “The biggest benefit of eLearning is the utter lack of pressure. Because you get to set your own schedule and study only when you have time, eLearning makes learning not something you have to get over with, but something you look forward to! From experience, you learn more when you enjoy the process” – Mark Hayes, Marketing Head at Kintell.

15. “Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives. They must make what they learn part of themselves” – Arthur W. Chickering (Educational Researcher) and Stephen C. Ehrmann (Principal, Ehrmann & Associates).

16. “It’s time to step up to the plate and get passionate about your work commit to making eLearning courses that don’t bore people to tears, but instead inspire and motivate them to learn a new skill, change a certain behavior, or improve their performance”Cammy Bean, Instructional Designer.

17. “The most profound words will remain unread unless you can keep the learner engaged. You can’t see their eyes to know if they got it so … say it, show it, write it, demo it and link it to an activity” James Bates, Boeing.

18. “The most effective, successful professionals are constantly learning, they take the time to apply what they have learned, and they continually work to improve themselves” – Joel Gardner, PhD, CPT, and Assistant Dean, Instructional Design Services at Franklin University.

19. “Think out of the box and create a learning experience where the learner can interact with the content and their brains” Rosalie Ledda Valdez, Knowledge Management Lead. WW Graphics Industrial Services at HP.

20. “The key to success is to appreciate how people learn, understand the thought process that goes into instructional design, what works well, and a range of different ways of achieving goals” – Tim Buff, CEO & Chief Learning Strategist at Agylia.

Wrapping it Up!

What do you think? Do you have any other eLearning quotes that you believe will compel your leadership to embrace the benefits of eLearning in workplace training? If yes, do not forget to leave a comment below!

Corporate Learning Advisor

Anisha Dutta, our Corporate Learning Advisor, holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and did her master's from IIM Udaipur and Purdue University. She loves working on pieces that require deep research and foresight. Apart from that, she is a voracious reader. Movies, music, and tv shows are the next addiction. Otherwise, she also happens to be an avid traveler, a poet, and an animal lover.

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