E-learning is an all-encompassing term generally used to refer to computer-enhanced learning, although it is often expanded to include the use of cellular technologies such as PDAs and MP3 players.
This may include general use of web-based and hypermedia teaching materials, multimedia CD-ROMs or websites, discussion boards, collaborative software, e-mails, blogs, computer-assisted assessments, educational animations, simulations, games, learning management software, voting systems. electronic sounds and more, with the possibility of a combination of different methods used.
Why E-Learning? E-Learning provides more training to more people for the smallest dollar. It is flexible, fast and convenient. This saves time, money and resources. And it delivers tangible, tangible results. Today’s world is driven by access, information and speed. The key to success is transferring knowledge from those who have it to those who need it. E-Learning gives you the power to do just that. Almost anyone can hone their skills or develop new ones, take quick tips or launch an entirely new career, get an IT certification or improve business skills through e-learning. The possibilities are just beginning.
• Learn independently and give students the opportunity to speed up or slow down as needed
• Self-directed learning, allowing students to select content and tools that suit their different interests, needs and skill levels
• Designed around students
• Geographical barriers are removed, opening up wider educational options
• On-demand access means learning can occur precisely when it is needed
• Travel time and associated costs (parking, fuel, vehicle maintenance) are reduced or eliminated
• Overall student costs are often less (tuition, housing, food, child care)
• Potentially lower costs for companies requiring training, and for providers
• Improve computer and Internet skills
• Draws on hundreds of years of established pedagogical principles
• Has the attention of every major university in the world, most with their own online degrees, certificates, and individual courses
Some of the main benefits of e-Learning include:
• E-Learning means you no longer have to spend long hours traveling to locations to attend courses; You can now have access to learning when you want it, when you want it – day or night, wherever you want it. For many students this has opened up a new, much more flexible and accessible world of learning that was previously closed to them due to disabilities or family circumstances, or perhaps because of the fact that the course they wanted was on the other side of the world.
• E-Learning can make learning interesting, interesting, and interesting. Hard and boring subjects can become easier, more interesting, and interesting with e-learning.
• Learning is a social activity, and e-learning means a strong and lasting learning experience can be achieved, not only through content, but through the use of online communities and networks. Here students are encouraged to communicate, collaborate, and share knowledge. In this way, e-Learning can support “learning through reflection and discussion”.
• Learning has moved from the classroom to the desktop and now into pockets. It is a fact that we are all becoming more mobile. The term m-learning is used to describe the use of PDAs and cell phones for learning. PDFs are very useful tools through which learners can download learning content and then view them conveniently.
• E-Learning empowers learners to manage their own learning and in a way that is most appropriate for each learner. We all learn in different ways – reading, watching, exploring, researching, interacting, doing, communicating, collaborating, discussing, sharing knowledge and experiences.
• E-Learning also helps embed learning in the work process, as organizations begin to realize that learning is not something that only happens in class. In fact, 70% of all learning occurs while someone is at work, that is, not in formal training or education but in the daily work life of employees doing their job – finding out information, reading documents, talking to other colleagues etc. This kind of informal learning activity is what e-learning can also support and encourage in an organization.
• E-Learning has helped organizations with their bottom line. Bany Many organizations have reported increased time to develop competencies and this reduction in learning time means savings in salaries and opportunity costs, and increased customer and staff satisfaction have led to higher customer and staff retention rates.