All you have to do is turn on your laptop, or open an internet browser to gain access to a wealth of knowledge.
The advantages of e-learning are becoming increasingly recognised by schools, colleges and universities. For those who are unfamiliar with this method of learning we have highlighted the top five reasons for considering replacing traditional classroom based learning with online training.
So, what are the benefits of online learning to the education sector?
1) Lower costs
The majority of costs are reduced as:
It is particularly cost-effective for schools as there are no minimum numbers required for training; it can accommodate as little as one individual.
A key advantage to e-learning is the potential for a quick delivery and turn-around time of training when compared to traditional classroom based learning.
Online training reduces learning time as:
3) More effective learner engagement
By using a learning management system, you can track the progression of learners and receive reports on their activities, including grades and answers to questions. Also, students have to participate more actively through this method of learning, which usually results in a higher knowledge retention rate.
4) Tailored to your learners
Online courses are customisable, and can be tailored to suit your organisation’s or individual’s needs. You can add appropriate resources, materials or questions to ensure that learners are covering all the key areas they need to.
In addition, learners can often skip quicker through areas they have a better understanding of, and can spend a longer amount of time reviewing areas they need to improve on.
5) Flexibility and Consistency
Online learning offers the ability for high levels of coverage, such as learners who may travel a lot for work, or have differing shift patterns from the majority of individuals within the organisation. It also ensures that communication and presentation of information is consistent, meaning all learners receive the same training.
Hopefully the above points help to emphasise the advantages of using online learning, and may have given you an insight into a new alternative for your training needs.