Flexibility and convenience:

eLearners can proceed "at their own pace and at their own place" accessing training at any time, and only as much as they need.

Universal access:

Thanks to universal Internet protocols and widely available Web browsers, the same training program can be delivered to virtually any computer anywhere in the world.

Cost and time savings:

There are no travel costs, and facilities costs can be greatly reduced. The time required for online learning is, on average, about 50 percent of the time required by an equivalent classroom training session, lowering costs further. When an e-learning project is based on a sound business case, up-front development costs can be quickly recovered through training delivery savings.

Consistency and customization:

The same content is delivered to every learner, yet materials can also be customized for different groups or for specific learning needs.

Ease of update:

Changes can easily be made in the content and everyone worldwide can instantly access the update.

Community building:

Online collaborative learning can allow groups and organizations to create and cultivate enduring communities of practice over the Web.

Scalability:

With the right infrastructure in place, programs can be "ramped up" to many thousands of learners, with little extra effort or cost.