eLearning: The New Norm

eLearning: The New Norm
Summary: This article is based on my personal experiences as a trainer who took on the path of eLearning three years ago and have made it my new norm.

eLearning Strengths And Challenges

2020: a year that history will remember as the one that altered conventions. The new normal was very different from the way we had been living up until that point, and one of the many changes it brought about was an increase in eLearning. Institutions, parents, and children were forced to adjust to this new way of learning. Well, some of them succeeded, while others barely made it, longing for the day when everything would return to how it had been. I was prepared to follow this road and use technology to teach technology as a computer science trainer. Was it a success? I would say it was, now toward the end of 3 years of having taught more than 7000 hours online and still going strong. I’ll now briefly discuss my personal eLearning experiences.

Observations Based On My Personal eLearning Experiences

1. The Power Of eLearning

It’s no secret that the future of education relies heavily on the use of technology. eLearning has become an increasingly popular way to learn, and it’s been proven to be an effective way to improve student outcomes.

There are a number of reasons why eLearning is such a powerful tool. For one, it’s mobile-friendly, which means that it can be used in any environment. Additionally, eLearning experiences can be tailored to the individual student which makes it an ideal option for those who are struggling to keep up with their coursework. As technological advances continue to be made, eLearning is set to become even more popular. This is good news for students, as it means that they will be able to receive a high-quality education without having to leave home or sacrifice their social lives.

2. The Current State Of eLearning

Well then, what do you think of the current state of eLearning? I think it's growing by leaps and bounds. There is a plethora of ways to learn, from self-study resources to interactive courses, and the options are only continuing to grow. In addition, eLearning platforms are getting better and better at assisting with retention, so businesses can better track student progress and make modifications as needed. Finally, there's a growing trend of "eLearning for impact": using eLearning experiences to encourage positive behavior change in people, whether it's teaching habits or stress-relief skills. It's already proving to be a powerful tool for education and social change. So, what do you think? Is the current state of eLearning good or bad?

3. The Benefits Of eLearning

When it comes to education, many people think in terms of traditional, face-to-face schooling. But that's not the only way to learn or improve one's skills. In fact, online education has become increasingly popular over the years, thanks to its many benefits. One of the main benefits of online education is that it's cost-effective. Many online programs are cheaper than traditional ones, and in some cases, they're even free. This means that more people can access education, regardless of their financial situation.

Another benefit of online education is that it's accessible anytime, anywhere. Unlike traditional schooling, which is typically offered in fixed hours, online courses are flexible. This means that you can take them when it's convenient for you. Also, eLearning has made students and teachers connect globally. There are no physical boundaries. Students can learn from teachers residing in different parts of the world and vice versa. Not only that, but students who were sometimes not able to openly communicate in class could now ask their questions through private chats and be more confident.

Finally, online education is entertaining. This may not sound like a major benefit, but it can be. Many online courses are designed to be engaging, and this can make them more enjoyable to take.

4. The Challenges Of eLearning

There are innumerable benefits to using eLearning as a teaching and learning tool. These include:

  1. Improved access for students who may not be able to attend class in person
  2. Decreased aide time and costs
  3. Increased student engagement and retention
  4. Decreased class time requirements

However, there are also a number of challenges that need to be taken into account when implementing eLearning within a classroom setting. One challenge is that novice users may find it difficult to learn how to use eLearning tools. Additionally, some students may be unwilling to participate in eLearning courses if they fear that they will not be able to achieve high marks. As a result, eLearning courses may require more effort than traditional classroom courses to motivate student participation.

Another challenge is that eLearning environments can be distracting. Students may be more likely to fall asleep if they are required to complete a lengthy assignment while listening to a lecture delivered via eLearning. In order to counteract this potential problem, effective eLearning courses design visual and audio materials that are both engaging and informative. The use of eLearning is increasingly becoming a staple in classroom teaching. However, there are still a number of challenges that need to be resolved.

The Future Of eLearning

The future of eLearning is bright! With so many options available, there is no limit to what learners can do. From self-paced courses to apps, learners can access learning in many different ways. And with the increasing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), eLearning is becoming more inclusive. No longer are students who can attend traditional schools only able to benefit from eLearning. Anyone with an internet connection and an interest in learning can take advantage of these programs. This trend is sure to continue as more and more people turn to eLearning experiences for their education needs.

As we move forward into the future of eLearning, there are many exciting possibilities for how we can continue to improve the process for both students and professionals alike. Technologies are constantly evolving, and new ways to learn are being developed all the time. We can only imagine the opportunities that lie ahead for eLearning, and we are excited to see where it will take us next.