For most teachers and instructors around the world, traditional classroom-based teaching has been the primary mode of imparting education.
They've been using it for a long time without questioning.
But this instructor-led learning method comes with one disadvantage, it lacks flexibility.
For example, classroom teaching requires a physical venue, and only a limited number of learners can participate.
It also limits flexibility for both the learner and the instructor, and the learner experience is dependent on the instructor's skill and availability.
If a learner cannot attend a class or the instructor is unavailable, that class is missed.
Unlike this, eLearning offers your learners the freedom to learn anytime, anywhere at their own convenient pace.
In addition to this, learners enjoy a consistent learning and development experience that is not dependent on their trainers.
So, what is eLearning?
eLearning, also known as online learning, virtual learning or digital learning, is primarily internet-based learning.
It harnesses the power of information and communications technology to share information and develop knowledge and skills.
eLearning software provides a flexible and learner-centric approach to learning.
It enables anytime, anywhere learning that goes beyond the four walls of a classroom.
This means learners are free to pick their own convenient time and place to learn, and pause it and resume whenever they want.
Let me now show you some of the benefits of eLearning.
First, anyone with a reliable internet connection can participate from anywhere in the world.
This means employees can learn whenever work permits based on their schedule.
Learners can access training programs anytime, anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
eLearning ensures a consistent learning experience since everyone takes the same course, and learners enjoy an engaging experience using a range of media like quizzes, audio, videos, and learning games, which is not possible in an offline learning environment.
eLearning also benefits instructors.
They can teach as many learners as necessary without time and space restrictions.
They can also create a course one time and teach it many times, to many learners.
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Published by Eric Foley