Off-the-Shelf eLearning: Learn from the Leaders


Global organizations have diverse training requirements, of which, some are unique while some are universal. These universal training needs can easily and effectively be met by leveraging Off-the-Shelf (OTS) training courses. In our last blog, Off-the-Shelf Courses: Quick project roll-out, we explored how organizations can use OTS courseware to quickly roll-out their elearning projects. Today, we will learn how leading global organizations from diverse industries like BFSI and Oil & Gas leverage OTS elearning courses to enhance their training capabilities and achieve the desired results.

Eachyear, organizations are investing millions of dollars into the training anddevelopment of employees as it has now become a key business strategy toproduce a future-ready workforce. ELearning has already taken over ourworkplaces and global organizations are increasingly opting for OTS trainingcourses to amp up their elearning projects. Agreed that customized elearning mightlook like the most advantageous approach, OTS courses are an equally reliableoption, if not better.

Thebest thing about OTS courses is that they’re not limited to enterprises orsmall to medium businesses, and anyone and everyone in need of training can optin for OTS courses. Among the many benefits that OTS courses have to offer,there is a case to be made for global enterprises that supplement or enhancetheir elearning projects by leveraging OTS courses.

So,let’s take a look at how global industry leaders like Doha Bank and Gulf Oilleverage OTS training courses through their LearningManagement System (LMS), and why all organizationsshould use it to achieve the desired learning impact-

Gulf Oil leverages OTS courses to achieve savings& efficiency


Rankedamongst the Top 15 lubricant companies worldwide, Gulf Oil has been scriptingits growth story through breakthrough technology, innovative service concepts,and high quality products, and a deep focus on employee learning anddevelopment (L&D).

Toachieve its business objectives, Gulf Oil created the 'Gulf Oil Learning &Development (GOLD) Academy' to implement a robust, scalable learning platform (UpsideLMS)to expand and simplify the access to learning resources and deliver training inan efficient manner that matches global standards.

WithGulf Oil’s offices spread across the world, providing instant access and aconsistent learning experience to its new recruits through its inductionprograms was a key objective for Gulf Oil; in addition to increasing operationalefficiency and ensuring elearning is easily accessible, relevant andeasy-to-use through an efficient and easy-to-use LMS.

Among the many innovative features and functionalities provided by UpsideLMS, Gulf Oil’s elearning project was further enhanced by its tie-ups with leading providers of ready-to-use OTS/ Catalogue Courses. OTS elearning has enabled Gulf Oil an easy access to an extensive library of multi-lingual, HTML5 courses and videos on diverse topics, anytime-anywhere and just in time through the LMS.

Withits elearning project enhanced by OTS courses, Gulf Oil ensures that the new employeeshit the ground running through its Induction Training, empowering them to beproductive from day one. The ability to access OTS courses anywhere, anytime, andfrom any device gives Gulf Oil’s learners the flexibility to learn at theirconvenience.

To read the complete Gulf Oil-UpsideLMS Case Study, go here.

Doha Bank leverages OTS courses to offer anengaging, interactive & holistic learning environment to its learners

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Oneof the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar, Doha Bank has been consistentlyregistering strong growth with its participative leadership philosophy. Inauguratedin 1979, Doha Bank provides domestic and international banking services forindividuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients through fourbusiness groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking andTreasury & Investments.

Tohonor its commitment of supporting the State of Qatar's initiative to develop acomprehensive knowledge-based society, Doha Bank partnered with a fullyequipped platform (UpsideLMS) that providesengaging, interactive and a holistic learning environment to its learnersthrough a host of learning technology solutions, including a built-in extensivelibrary of OTS courses.

Withoverseas branches in Kuwait, Dubai (UAE), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mumbai, Chennai andKochi (India); and representative offices spread across the world, providing a secureand reliable platform that serves as a common knowledge base to deliver all itsonline (eLearning) training programs to its 1500+ employees across the globe inan efficient way was a key objective for Gulf Oil.

Inorder to realize its desired business goals, Doha Bank leveraged UpsideLMS thatprovides easy, efficient and anytime-anywhere access to elearning and effectivelydevelops competences of the employees. In addition to providing astate-of-the-art learning platform, the LMS helps Doha Bank further enhance theimpact of its elearning projects by enabling access to an extensive library of ready-to-deploy OTS courses and videos on a wide range of topics to the bank's employees.

To read the complete Doha Bank-UpsideLMS Case Study, go here.

Why organizations of all sizes should use OTScourses

Clearlythen, OTS courses are not just meant for small and medium businesses, but canbenefit organizations of all sizes. So, rather than prioritizing specific teams,organizations can provide widespread training options for anybody and everybodyin the organization by giving them the opportunity to learn and enhance theirskill sets with OTS courses.

Oneof the great aspects of OTS elearning is the availability of limitless courses on diverse topics. Ranging from topics that help employees learnspecific skills to more general learning like ‘How to Understand theModern Customer’ there is an abundance of learning for every employee and organizationalike.

Furthermore, OTS courses are created with the help of subject matter experts, and come in the form of multimedia, including videos, quizzes, HTML5 courses among others. OTS courses are also mobile optimized and suit the learning styles of modern learners, thus keeping them more engaged. Rest assured, OTS courses are all about continuous professional development and quality content that is tested for success.

Sothe key information to take away is that OTS courses are the ‘go-to’ elearningresources to enhance your L&D programs and achieve the desired learning andbusiness objectives. To get the best out of your OTS courses, choose the right LMS that suits your requirements and one that will enable you to achieve yourlearning goals.

Nextup on UpsideLMSBlog, we will explore ‘Off-the-Shelf eLearning: Thesavior in times of Economic Meltdown’.