Introducing a ‘Plethora’ of Off-the-Shelf eLearning

Sumant Joshi

January 15, 2020


Meet Jane. Jane is a seasoned Supply Chain Management professional and works for a big automobile manufacturer. Jane is going into the year 2020, ripe with excitement and looking forward to an action-packed year in the battle-worn trenches of the ever growing monster called the Supply Chain. The past few weeks have been rather tense for Jane’s team. The news of their employer’s recent investment in an up-and-coming AI-powered automation tool has finally reached them. They say this tech will transform the warehouse operations as Jane knows it. This can’t be good, Jane thinks.

A week goes by, and Jane and team have now been notified of the changes about to take place in the company’s operations, and the in-bound (Millennial) talent set to oversee the automation and related processes. Just. Like. That. Jane’s team is baffled, but not Jane. She’d seen this coming. All that fuss about the digital revolution, emerging technologies, Artificial Intelligence, automation and what not, comes thundering back into her already preoccupied brain. And, Jane can’t help but think- if only there was some way to address this tricky situation.

Meanwhile, Kyle from Human Resources (HR) and Matt from Learning & Development (L&D) are hunkered over their respective desks trying to address this very question, and more! Kyle knows he can’t keep replacing or adding new employees every time some new tech shows up, while Matt’s calendar is littered with earlier commitments on coordinating learning interventions, eLearning vendor meetings overshot budgets and constant course design iterations, device compatibility, and assessing the competency levels of hundreds of teams across the organization. Poor Kyle and Matt can’t help but think- if only there was some way to address the skills gap challenges quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.

Let’s face it people, Matt and Kyle are not alone in this conundrum. Here, let’s look at some stats and try not to baulk, shall we?

With constant technological disruptions and the emergence of a new digital world, L&D pros like Matt need to take inventory and asses their capabilities to reinvent the function itself in order to future-proof the workforce with relevant skills. Likewise, the demand for L&D initiatives and eLearning programs is on an all-time high in global organizations across diverse industries. With learning technology solutions driving the effectiveness and ease of access of eLearning content, the need to achieve a stronger training impact is increasingly becoming business critical.

However, L&D pros often find themselves struggling to choose between custom-developed eLearning content and off-the-shelf eLearning content libraries, where there is a business case to be made for online content libraries and how L&D pros like Matt can leverage off-the-shelf eLearning to achieve a quick and effective roll-out of their eLearning programs.

So, what if there IS a way to satisfy Kyle’s, Matt’s and more importantly Jane’s problems with a one-stop-solution for all organizational learning content needs; where all Matt needs to do is just visit a website, cherry-pick the learning content based on his skilling requirements and purchase the selected courses at a pricing that will offer him the best possible ROI.

Say hello to Plethora

The latest product offering from UpsideLMS, Plethora, is a new-age online content library that houses a comprehensive collection of over 20,000 off-the-shelf, ready-to-use eLearning, mLearning and Microlearning courses and videos, covering in-demand topics critical for today’s workforce, ranging from Behavioral Skills to Digital Skills, Compliance Training, Sales & Service and more!

Plethora is your go-to solution, especially if it is your first eLearning project or even if you’re looking to offer more comprehensive topics to enhance your training. Plethora promises significant effectiveness for newer eLearning projects as the courses are readily available for you to use them whenever you want and at the point of need. After all, eLearning projects are all about deploying effective training ‘quickly’ with a strong focus on ‘what the learners have learnt and what they have gathered from it’, rather than ‘how the course has been designed’.

With the length and breadth of the learning library encoded in the name itself (get it?), Plethora came into being with the sole purpose of helping HR and L&D leaders adopt a hassle-free and more efficient and cost-effective solution to address their learning content needs. For Matt, it means getting away from the hassles of custom content development, negotiating with eLearning content vendors, checking device compatibility, and other related tasks that are both, time and cost intensive; while Jane reaps the benefits of a ready-made library of limitless learning that not only will help her stay relevant but also compete at the highest level.

Plethora helps Matt easily discover and purchase the courses and videos that best fit his workforces’ learning requirements, without him having to bother with trends, course design, subject matter efficiency, mobile (device) compatibility, and other prerequisites associated with custom content development. Matt can rest assured knowing that all Plethora courses and videos are sourced from the world’s leading content providers, content is curated by Subject Matter Experts in the field, while the courses are designed by top Instructional Designers and Graphic Designers, making them mobile-ready and deployment-ready on any learning platform or app (LMS/ LXP).

Kyle, on the other hand, having realized the fact that retraining and reskilling a talented employee is more promising than hiring from the outside, knows the trend of letting go employees and hiring newer (skilled) employees to address the skills gaps is beginning to crumble, given today’s highly competitive labor markets.

Over the past few years, there has been a clear shift in the demand for future skills, particularly for digital, software and business skills. When surveyed, 52% L&D leaders cited tech skills as most important for training at their organization in 2020, while 43% L&D leaders cited software development (Python, Java script) and 35% cited AI, machine learning and neural networks and cloud computing as top skill shortages. No surprise then why Matt needs to prioritize tech skills in his company to help employees like Jane quickly upskill and get back into the grind in no time.

The Plethora Advantage

When it comes to choosing off-the-shelf eLearning content, organizations are often spoilt for choice as there is no dearth of content vendors. But when it comes to choosing the most appropriate and effective courses from the legion available online, Matt needs to make informed decisions.

And, we at Plethora have just the answer for Matt. Here’s why we believe Plethora makes for a perfect library-

  • Ready-to-Use Courses
    Instant access to over 20,000 off-the-shelf eLearning courses and videos that are fast to deploy and effective in addressing your learning needs.
  • LMS & Device Agnostic
    Plethora courses are not only responsive and mobile-optimized but also render perfectly on any learning platform (including the AI-powered UpsideLMS).
  • Growing Library
    With Plethora, you get access to an ever growing content library, while your learners enjoy the benefits of latest and in-demand courses.
  • Cost-Effective
    Get instant cost and time savings by simply choosing from our ready-to-use online training materials at half the cost (of custom development).

One of the great aspects of Plethora is the availability of limitless courses on diverse topics. Ranging from topics that help employees learn specific skills to more general ones, there is an abundance of learning for every employee. Above all, Plethora is a must-have for the continuous professional development of your workforce with the highest-quality content that has been tested for ultimate success.

Jane can finally put her mind at ease, knowing that Matt has found a solution to all their problems in Plethora – the new-age online content library that expertly meets the learning needs of the modern learners, while offering Matt and his organization the best of off-the-shelf eLearning, at the point of need and at a cost that will offer them the best possible ROI.

Matt gets it. How about you?

Head to this link and start your free trial to explore 15 courses FREE for 15 days.

Happy learning!

Sumant Joshi

Sumant is a seasoned Marketing & Corporate Communications professional, with over 7 years of experience working for organizations in the services industry, primarily IT, real estate and hospitality. A creative bend of mind and with an innate passion for writing, Sumant has his work published across several platforms, including newspapers, magazines, and websites; and he presently plies his trade in UpsideLMS’ incredible Marketing department.