The internet has really made the world a much smaller place, giving people from all over the world access to things they wouldn’t have otherwise reached. This increasing number of possibilities has also extended to the learning process. Nowadays, it is much easier to learn about something without having to leave the confines of your own home.
But how exactly do eLearning courses make everything simpler? Here are some of the main aspects of learning that have been impacted by eLearning systems.
Learning is much easier to access.
For one thing, they’re a much cheaper alternative to enrolling in a traditional institution. Sure, it costs you a computer and internet access, but that’s something that almost everyone has in their own homes today. More importantly, this capital doesn’t cost as much as regular schooling.
The way eLearning is evolving right now is that it continuously finds ways to make it even more accessible to more people. It actively addresses the concerns of specific groups of people who can’t have education at the present. Right now, it’s adjusting to the tech-savvy generation who find their comfort zones in front of the computer. It’s also resorting to offline alternatives where compact devices can be accessible to people who don’t have internet access.
In this respect, eLearning simplifies the process in a way that it no longer takes as much to access information or education as it usually would.
Resources are more diverse.
Almost all offline sources of information are made with electronic counterparts now. Books are being turned into eBooks, reference materials are placed on websites such as Wikipedia, and written content can be shared easily through social networks.
In fact, many of these resources are free. Even eLearning developers can get a lot of books and other reference materials for faster development. Even if they’re not, learners are able to purchase materials they otherwise wouldn’t be able to get in the local bookstores.
Content is simplified for learners.
First of all, the presence of audio-visual aids in almost all kinds of eLearning activity makes it much easier for learners to appreciate and eventually absorb. But it’s not just about exposing educational material to the audience of YouTube. This also means that eLearning caters to a wider range of learner types, allowing different kinds of learners to know about the same concepts in the way their minds respond to the best. The same kind of concept can be discussed in a podcast, written in a blog, or illustrated on video.
But at the same time, content is richer. More concepts are explained in a single video without wasting too much of the learner’s time. Essays are now subjected to premium quality writing so that they cater effectively to the right audience. Discussions in podcasts are more thorough. All this is possible simply because so much information can be pooled together within an eLearning system.
Learning systems are easier to build and improve.
If you want to make a system that gives tutorials on a specific topic or gives lectures on certain subjects, you can easily do so even if you don’t have much teaching experience. This is because there’s also a growing number of eLearning coaches that help startups get their content across their desired audience.
Not only that, more templates and software are being developed to make the system much easier to facilitate as they are to use. If you want to get started with your online tutorials fast, you can easily do so with premade templates and make it easy for your learners to access your content, such as enrollment and payment systems.
People are able to learn at their own pace.
Indeed, information that’s made available to people on the internet or through an eLearning system is always available at any time the learner wants to take them. This allows both fast and slow learners to absorb the amount of information they want at any given time – something that traditional learning systems can’t give. These eLearning systems also allow people to adjust their learning schedules that would otherwise be difficult to compromise with a strictly scheduled training or educational institution.
The list above isn’t necessarily exhaustive. But indeed, eLearning does make learning simpler in more ways than one.
Written by: Amy Cowen
Amy Cowen manages her own team of writers and spends lots of time investigating latest technology and networking trends. Currently, she is working on a few business projects in Australia, including one for Aussiewriter (http://www.aussiewriter.com/).