The Benefits Of eLearning

The Benefits Of eLearning
Summary: Sir Albert Einstein said, “A mind that opens to a new idea, never returns to its original size." The curve of human evolution has always had a positive slope. We have developed into a highly competent race based on our ability to learn about any aspect of life, as needed.

Benefits Of eLearning: What Are The Top 7?

Learning is by far the most incredible gift that has been entrusted to us by higher energy. It is this capability—to learn from our experiences—that has enabled us to achieve incredible feats and make the world a better place.

In terms of education, learning is the foundation stone that leads to the transfer of knowledge to upcoming generations. The process of learning has never been intangible in nature. Learning methods have always allowed ample scope for flexibility and innovation. Learning is a nascent process that enables us to learn lessons and gain on our intellect gradually to better ourselves as human beings.

Based on the current world, the internet has been an inseparable part of knowledge and information exchange. Without the internet, the world would be crippled and devoid of a fast mean of communication. One of the most prominent gifts of the internet in the field of learning is eLearning.

eLearning is a digital-based mode of learning, which uses various forms of electronic media (most important being the internet.) It is generally employed as an essential assistant to conventional and traditional modes of learning, like classroom teaching, etc. Being a necessary supplement to learning, eLearning continues to evolve into a vital entity (in due course) as far as learning is concerned. Based on current developments in learning scenarios and systems adopted globally, it is fairly safe to estimate that eLearning will soon dominate the learning methods across all parts of the world. eLearning can enhance the educational reach of learning in every corner of the world if is implemented properly.

A survey reveals that businesses, which have implemented eLearning processes and systems, see increased growth as opposed to the ones that use conventional training techniques for employees. In a business organization, employees are a big part of the success curve. Training employees, therefore, becomes supremely important for the success of business-oriented strategies.

Let us take a look at an example of how eLearning can impact businesses all around the world:

Jack and John are two budding entrepreneurs who aim to start a business. Both are looking to hire trainees, who will soon take care of business-related activities. They hire employees and start training them. A year later, Jack’s business seems to have boomed into prosperity and John’s is lagging significantly behind Jack’s. A systematic analysis of Jack’s business would show that the employment of eLearning methods in Jack’s business ensured less time consumption, higher flexibility, greater ease of access, and better interactive content. What proved to be fatal for John’s business was the use of traditional training techniques when his competitors were using faster means of learning. This further emphasizes the fact that in the age of cut-throat competition, one cannot lose out on employing better training methods and innovative learning techniques, so as to stay in the business race.

The following are the benefits of eLearning in the present-day world, which can potentially benefit upcoming generations in learning.

1. Learning Irrespective Of Time And Place

One of the most significant benefits of eLearning is that it gives the convenience of learning which is independent of time and place constraints. eLearning enables users to be able to learn at any time and place without hassle. This flexibility is what is lacking in the current educational and learning systems all around the world. With eLearning, the problems of learning being imparted, regardless of time and place, are non-existent. A user in India can learn and interact with information received from the US at any time, as per convenience and vice-versa.

2. Interaction-Based Learning

eLearning promotes learning through interactions with different people. Knowledge has elusive properties. Our intellect increases constantly, as per the amount of sharing we perform with our fellow individuals. eLearning allows us to connect with individuals from around the globe and interact with them. This interaction facilitates the exchange of ideas and information from all around the world.

3. Flexibility

One serious drawback of classroom learning or traditional modes of learning is that the learning instructions and classes may not be revisited in case you have doubts. However, the digital form of learning or eLearning allows us the flexibility to review lessons as many times as needed to clear our doubts. The dependence of the learners on the teacher/learning facilitator is no longer there, and learning can be done independently without any external help.

4. Efficiency And Effectiveness

eLearning is hugely time-saving and the quality of learning is very precise. This eliminates any redundant aspects, such as large quantities of poor-quality information, which contains vital information. eLearning reduces the number of unnecessary fillers in learning processes that involve conventional methods. eLearning delivers precise and accurate knowledge as per the requirements, which improves the overall quality of the entire process.

5. Cost-Effectiveness

For most of the students in the developing and Third World economies, the cost of education is a major concern. Learning and education are both intertwined in many ways. In today’s world, the commercialization of education is already costing too many kids the gift of education and learning. Not being able to afford education, many are forced to do petty work. This, in turn, is harmful to the entire country, both in terms of employment as well as poverty. eLearning makes learning a very affordable thing as far as the education of young students and kids is concerned.

These days, the cost of buying the resources like books, notebooks, and paying for tuition fees, etc. required for the most commonly used methods of learning, takes a heavy toll on the earning member of a family. This proves to be a liability as far as education is concerned. eLearning removes education as a liability from its root cause by providing all the requisite resources at very cheap and affordable prices. The availability of resources makes it convenient for every child to learn and become educated. This eventually turns into a boon for the nation on the path toward development and prosperity.

6. Performance Tracking

eLearning enables the monitoring of a child’s learning and progress systematically. As the courses administered are delivered through digital media, learning is made into a proper hierarchical process. The process is carefully designed to impart knowledge and information to the learners in phases; clearing a certain phase allows the next phase to be accessed. This allows learning to be all-round and rock-solid at its foundation.

7. Interactive Media-Based Learning

eLearning is highly reliant on audio- and video-based digital media. Digital media in audio and video mode enables interesting content to be created in eLearning. In this way, the intended recipients of the eLearning content can understand the content with clarity, and effectively as well.

eLearning has certainly revolutionized the way learning can be done. Starting from social media to conventional electronic media, eLearning is easy to be transmitted from one place to another without any material barriers. It has the potential to unify the world under education and learning. If eLearning is implemented across the world, the world would be virtually free of all barriers and it may just pave the way for peace across the world.