E-books are often just PDF versions of physical documents but they can be customised and transformed into interactive online training resources. They offer enhanced interactivity and referencing tools and play an important role in e-learning.
Existing course material and manuals are easily converted to e-books in an economical way, making them one of the least expensive forms of digital content. Cost savings are not the only benefit of e-books:
Thousands of pages can be squeezed into small file sizes and easily shared via LMS, email or messaging apps. The documents have rich links, both online and offline, so are easy to navigate and look up specific information. Searches can be done by page, phrase, or even individual words.
Suitable for differently-abled learners
E-books offer advantages over paper books such as being able to adjust type size to match eyesight requirements or providing text-to-speech functionality. Limitations due to difficulties with the hands (arthritis, prosthetics etc.) can also be overcome.
Learners are able to easily download e-books to their own devices and access anywhere, anytime. In the workplace, product knowledge e-books can provide just-in-time support necessary to enhance workplace performance, and for additional information, employees can click on embedded links to access tutorials.
Using e-books can even help build brand recognition and transform your in-house, online training resources into revenue streams. It is simple to incorporate your brand so that downloadable online training resources are consistent with your e-learning course design. Businesses can also sell e-books online as a source of revenue, or use them to attract talent by covering relevant topics in a free e-book and inviting qualified candidates to apply for job opening throughout the text.
Consumer online training
Education of consumers is another way e-books are being used. Customers can learn about your latest products and services through free guides, which can include links to landing pages providing the opportunity to purchase directly. This allow your company to keeps customers informed of benefits, applications and features, while encouraging repeat business.
E-books are an essential component of online learning and can fit nicely into the mix of digital content your company chooses to incorporate.