How are new skills developed and learned when there is little time or opportunity to travel? The Internet has arrived and, thanks to e-learning, it is now possible to learn anything, wherever you are. On any conceivable subject, this amount of knowledge accessible online leads many individuals to doubt the value of repetitive university training or conventional employee training.
What is e-learning:
The new take on traditional courses is online courses. In order to allow users to advance their understanding of a particular subject, educational content is produced and then shared in an organized manner. All training consists primarily of a curriculum or a learning program which is divided into several units. Online training allows images, pictures, text, and even hyperlinks to be included. They are easy to share since a connection or an email invitation for users to follow is all it takes.
The advantages of e-Learning
Online training is more than a trend: it's a phenomenon that has been taking shape as a learning solution for many years. With the integration of the possibility of online exchange and collaboration without having to attend face-to-face lessons, it provides more flexibility to control your time, to follow your rhythm, and to access different learning opportunities.
Aims to decrease certain restrictions:
Access to online training can be free or paid, but it is greatly facilitated and inexpensive; without forgetting that you can benefit from the training anytime and anywhere.
From a financial point of view, for example, you reduce some transport-related expenses because you do not have to travel. Video conferencing provides several classes, so all you have to do is connect to the website to attend the lessons. As you stop traveling, you save time.
Besides that, for the start of your training, multiple dates are offered, while face-to-face courses have more rigid schedules and even less flexible start dates.
Dispensing physical existence
Indeed, online training is a release from a teacher's physical presence, but it nevertheless requires a remote instructor to be available, either regularly or as part of face-to-face training. Whether for continuing education, for higher education, or business training and coaching, such an approach is increasingly being used. The autonomy in the organization of the learning process specifically describes such a decision.
Easy content update
Our world is evolving at a high speed, There are frequent changes in laws and regulations, and research is failing. Therefore, certain books and papers will become obsolete very quickly.
It is very costly to substitute handouts, books, and textbooks each time anything is proved wrong. It only takes time, however, to upgrade the online training. The other advantage is that you immediately have access to any adjustments that your provider makes to the material. It is easier to communicate with experts and access more relevant and more varied sources of knowledge.
Better retention of information
For a variety of reasons, e-learning is progressively attractive: it is based on active pedagogies, including participatory instruction, problem training or case study, play learning, or conflict resolution, among others. Learners, particularly through self-assessment or formative, summative, and qualification assessments, may evaluate their knowledge in various ways.
The main goal of each training course is to maintain the information transmitted. Online training is an outstanding vehicle to achieve this goal, according to an article by Arkorfull Holmes and Gardner (2006).
Research shows that online learning improves the efficacy of maintaining information because it is very convenient to access immense quantities of data.
Will online training completely replace face-to-face training in a dedicated room? I do not think so, but e-learning is clearly an opportunity for fast progress for the learner. Supporting e-learning is an obvious pick for those interested in fair access to education, given its advantages.