Why Choose Online Safety Training?
- Free updates - Have you ever purchased a safety video only to find out a few months later that a new updated version was available? How irritating is that? In the past whenever there's been an update involving OSHA regulations a business would be forced to repurchase new training materials in order to comply with updated regulations. With online safety training this is no longer an issue as the training content is updated on our servers at the same time a DVD title is updated.
- Low cost - With courses costing $2.95 per course access for highest volume purchases, and $19.95 (1 to 9 trainees) per course access for our lowest volume purchases we offer some of the most affordable pricing in the industry.
- Payment Plans: Four payment plans to choose from, including monthly "Pay-As-You-Go" and "All You Can Eat" (unlimited access). We allow you the freedom to pick a payment plan that's right for your organization.
- Flexible - Your trainees can take our safety training courses anytime, anywhere, regardless of their geographic location or what time of day they are working. With 24/7 online training capability your employees can take their course at any time, and more easily fit their training course within a time period that most benefits the organization as a whole. For instance, let’s say you have an organization, let’s say a public utility or even a landscaping company, where an employee must do most of their work outside when it’s sunny. Well, instead of pulling that worker inside during prime working conditions you could wait give that employee the opportunity to conduct their training during a time when it’s raining.
- It's easy! - Click and Learn! The courses are easy to navigate for the trainee, and the training supervisor does not have to spend much time or effort to manage the actual training. Everything is logged and the progress and test results of each trainee is tracked. There are no servers to maintain or software installations to be responsible for. Everything is hosted on our servers and your trainees may access the safety courses via a web browser 24 hours a day
- Large selection of titles - 115 titles to choose from. Access to as many courses in our library as you like, with no set-up, library or subscription fees. Most titles are available in both English and Spanish. HAZWOPER, OSHA Compliance, Laboratory Safety, and General Safety & Health.
- Compatible with other systems - Do you already have a learning management system (LMS), but you like our content? You can host our courses on your organization's LMS. All of our courses were designed to be SCORM-conformant. The Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. Most of the learning management systems available today are created with SCORM in mind.
- Content Licensing Agreements - Do you see something you like in our library of products, but you just want the content and not our LMS? Well, we have the ability to license the content of any of our titles for you to use in any LMS or non-LMS system in a way that is most convenient for your organization.
So, what are you waiting for? View a free demonstration of our online training system today!
Are You Having Trouble Persuading People to Adopt Online Safety Training?
If you're having trouble convincing your management to purchase any kind of online training service you may want to review the following authoritative report published by the U.S. Dept. of Education:
One of the most interesting parts of the study was that the meta-analysis found that, on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction.
Other Scholarly Articles:
Quotes about Online Training:
Online learning is not the next big thing; it is the now big thing.
– Donna J. Abernathy, editor of Training + Development Magazine
Online learning will rapidly become one of the most cost-effective ways to educate the world’s expanding workforce.
– Mark Bonner, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Education is the only business still debating the usefulness of technology.
– Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education
There are two fundamental equalizers in life – the Internet and education.
– John Chambers, CEO of Cisco Systems
Five years from now on the Web for free you’ll be able to find the best lectures in the world. It will be better than any single university.
– Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft
Online learning can enable learning to happen in a variety of contexts, locations, and times; it allows for a transformation of curriculum and learning.
– From “Disrupting College; How Disruptive Innovation Can Deliver Quality And Affordability to Postsecondary Education,” a report by The Center for American Progress and the Innosight Institute.
The earliest form of distance learning took place through correspondence courses in Europe. This was the accepted norm until the middle of this (the 20th) century, when instructional radio and television became popular.
– Lorraine Sherry
Online learning can be a lifeline to those who have obstacles, such as geographical distances or physical disabilities.
– Paul Levinson, author, “The Soft Edge”
The virtue of a computer in the classroom is that it requires a user, not a watcher.
– Diane Ravitch
Almost all types and sizes of institutions show a steady increase in the importance of online education in their long-term strategy.
– Sloan Consortium Study “Online Education in the United States”
Distance learning and broadband access to the world wide web of knowledge and information is the great equalizer. Maybe someday it will even move us towards world peace, environmental balance, and personal fulfillment.
– Gordon P. Hanson , IT Management Consultant, DOA TEACH
Benefits of Online Education/Training & Educational Software
Effective technology use deploys multiple evidence-based strategies concurrently (e.g. adaptive content, frequent testing, immediate feedback, etc.), as do effective teachers. Using computers or other forms of technology can give students practice on core content and skills while the teacher can work with others, conduct assessments, or perform other tasks.
Modern technology can improve access to education. It enables better integration for non-full-time students, particularly in continuing education, and improved interactions between students and instructors. Learning material can be used for long distance learning and are accessible to a wider audience. Course materials are easy to access. In 2010, 70.3% of American family households had access to the internet.
In 2013, according to Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission Canada, 79% of homes have access to the internet. Students can access and engage with a multitude of online resources at home. Using resources such as Khan Academy or TED Talks can assist students and encourage them to spend more time on any particular topic.
Schools like MIT have made certain course materials free online. Although some aspects of a classroom setting are missed by using these resources, they are helpful tools to add additional support to the educational system. Additionally, the necessity to pay for transport to the educational facility is removed.
According to Mr. James Kulik, who studies the effectiveness of computers used for instruction, students usually learn more in less time when receiving computer-based training and they like classes more and develop more positive attitudes toward computers in computer-based classes. Students can independently solve problems. There are no intrinsic age-based restrictions on difficulty level; for example, students can go at their own pace. Students editing their written work on word processors improve the quality of their writing. Students are better at critiquing and editing written work that is exchanged over a computer network with students they know. Studies completed in "computer intensive" settings found increases in student-centric, cooperative and higher order learning, writing skills, problem solving, and using technology. In addition, attitudes toward technology as a learning tool by parents, students and teachers are also improved.
The acceptance of online education has risen over time. More than 50% of human resource managers surveyed in 2010 said that if two candidates with the same level of experience were applying for a job, it would not have any kind of effect whether the candidate’s obtained degree was acquired through an online or a traditional school. Seventy-nine percent said they had employed a candidate with an online degree in the past 12 months.