eLearning is when a course is taken online using a computer or tablet, to complete both continuing education courses and college courses. This is often times an economical solution, as well as a good option for people who need to have flexible hours to take the course. eLearning includes a broad spectrum of tools to produce courses, such as:
How do you get your content online for students?
The most common way to get your content online is to use a learning management system (LMS). Learning management systems are platforms that allow you to, in most cases, easily upload your content and create great quality courses. You have to research the different learning management systems available and pick the right LMS for you.
An important factor to keep in mind is that online courses are taught differently than courses taught in a classroom. So, you have to remember to develop your content for an online environment. Creating a course that is interactive for your students is an important key to course success.
To summarize, with eLearning there is an ease of accessibility so that a larger range of students can access your course, whereas before eLearning came along they couldn’t. Along with this accessibility comes flexibility for students to take the course when and where it is most convenient for them.
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