For those of you looking for the valuation what is better – e-Learning or traditional Learning – you might be disappointed. We are supporting the use of both. However there are situations where there are advantages of each separate or combined.
Here we emphasize the Prodiags view of the topic and let’s begin with:
What is e-Learning?
When it comes to education, the model has been pretty straight forward – up until the early 2000s education was in a classroom of students with a teacher who led the process. Physical presence was easy, and any other type of Learning was questionable at best.
Then the computer evolution happened and it changed the learning landscape. In essence, e-learning is a computer based educational tool or system that enables you to learn anywhere and at any time. Today e-learning is mostly delivered through the internet, although in the past it was delivered using a blend of computer-based methods like CD-ROM. Technology has advanced so much that the geographical gap is bridged with the use of tools that make you feel as if you are inside the classroom.
E-learning offers the ability to share material in all kinds of formats such as videos, slideshows, word documents and PDFs. Working best when the student can interact and engage with the content.
E-learning systems (otherwise known as Learning Management Systems, or LMS) and methods, allows courses to be delivered.
E-learning provides the students with the ability to fit learning around their lifestyles, effectively allowing even the busiest person to further a career and gain new qualifications. Some of the most important developments in education have happened since the launch of the internet. These days learners are well versed in the use of smartphones, messaging and using the internet so participating in and running an online course has become a simple affair. In the fast-paced world of e-learning the available technologies to make a course exciting are always changing, and course content can and should be updated quickly to give students the very latest information. This is especially important if the e-learning training is being given to employees in a sector, like automotive, where keeping up-to-date on industry developments is of importance.
This is why e-Learning is rapidly increasing in preference over the traditional methods of learning. Here are a few benefits of e-Learning which highlight why it is preferred over the traditional methods of learning.
When it comes to eLearning, the variety and diversity of topics available is endless. A virtual learning or an e-Learning platform allows access to different types of content, expert opinions, credible sources and examples and artifacts related to a certain topic. It is extremely easy to access this information via a smartphone, laptop/computer or a tablet. This makes it easier for students to learn and develop a better understanding of the topic via a broader perspective.
Tell us your experiences with e-Learning, what works for you what’s less?