A full range of e-learning courses has been devised to ensure every employee can access the company’s educational resources
For any 21st century global business to remain competitive, it must keep up with, embrace, and, most importantly, pioneer new technology.
That philosophy is also applied to the way subjects are taught at ArcelorMittal University, where comprehensive e-learning courses have been implemented to ensure that every employee can access the company’s educational resources.
Our online courses use a range of technologies to deliver content and learning tools worldwide. The online campus, provided with partner e-learning companies, contains a series of 30-40 minute modules on a wide range of subjects, which anyone can access and work through at their own pace, in their own time. Topics covered include sales and marketing techniques through to assertiveness and self-confidence, and management techniques. And anyone with a desire for self-improvement can capitalise on the benefits.
Another e-learning resource is the business book review database, an online library of detailed reviews and synopses of more than 10,000 management and business titles.
As an international company, we believe that speaking the languages of the countries we work in is a key asset to our staff. We have developed, together with partner companies, various forms of providing online language tuition. For those who want to learn a language at an advanced level, the programme contains online courses, teaching in a virtual classroom environment, audio and visual aids, and support tools such as online dictionaries and business templates. The training in different languages is specifically designed as e-learning courses.
These provide basic and intermediate language tuition, taught online using a variety of webinars – online classrooms with a real tutor who everyone can see via video link. This is crucial in language studies as the chance to interact and speak the language with other students online is very important. There are also online language-based games to aid the learning process, and direct motivational support and contact from the partner providers.
E-learning in this way is hugely cost- and time-effective for a large international company such as ArcelorMittal, and it also allows for a consistent approach to teaching and results across the board, plus fairness and accessibility to all employees.
Webinars and podcasts are used throughout many divisions to broadcast talks and discussions on important subjects.
The University has also rolled out ULearn, an initiative to make everyone at the company aware of its online resources. A monthly email is sent out informing recipients of the latest courses, articles, podcasts and videos on offer that can help enhance working life at ArcelorMittal. And as technology continues to develop and the company grows further, so will the University’s e-learning content.