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Should employees access training on their own devices?

With e-learning courses, employees can access training from their own device, in any location.

With e-learning courses, employees can access training from their own device, in any location.

As access to the Internet has increased, it has become possible for people to get online from an increasing number of locations. Instead of having to come into the office to do work, employees can now accomplish tasks from home, a coffee shop, Internet cafe or virtually any other location with a Wi-Fi connection. 

This access has opened up possibilities for training. Employees no longer have to be present in the office for all of their training, but are instead able to complete training from other locations as well by accessing programs and course materials through mobile devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. 

Allowing employees to use their own devices to access training courses is a great way to give them increased flexibility. However, it is important to note that doing so can carry possible risks. Companies wishing to implement training through employee-owned devices should account for network and company data security. Additionally, if employees are using their own devices for the benefit of the company, there may be extra expense reports to cover any costs that were incurred.

An article in Training magazine suggests supplying company devices as a way to mitigate the risks that come along with allowing employees to use their own devices. Alternatively, crafting a comprehensive policy to help workers learn about proper usage is another way to ensure that training through bring your own device (BYOD) is successful. 

However you decide to go about implementing training, finding a way for workers to access materials in a flexible way will help them learn at the time and location that is convenient for them. 

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