"Exposure to [technology] in the classroom will more closely simulate the environment many students will experience in the business world" (Elliott & Hall, 2002, p. 61). By gaining technological experience in school, before entering the workforce, students emerge ready to step into roles they may not have otherwise been prepared for (Delgado-Almonte, Bustos Andreu, & Pedraja-Rejas, 2010).

Increased learning and knowledge available through technologies like online education can help employers stay profitable in an increasingly difficult economic and occupational environment (Stewart, 2008). Online courses can reduce training costs, such as not having to physically host training and provide materials (Mayadas, Bourne, & Bacsich, 2010). Online training also allows for employees to miss less work to attend classes (Appana, 2008).