E-learning is increasing in popularity, and for good reason. It is a great way to provide an ongoing training mechanism that is available at a time that suits the learner. Most importantly it produces great results by decreasing costs and improving performance.
Despite the increase of popularity many still don’t understand the full value of e-learning. Articulate.com have provided the following factors as to why e-learning is a great new way to learn.
- Real-time access. Elearning eliminates allows courses to be accessed anytime, anywhere. This can also happen without Internet access.
- Freedom to fail. Let’s face it, real learning requires some failure. But no one likes to fail in a classroom full of other people. Elearning lets you fail without fear. This encourages exploration and testing of ideas. With the right feedback you create a great learning environment. Worst case, you can always start over. Something you can’t always do in class.
- Improved retention. The combination of multimedia and instructional design can produce a very rich learning experience that is repeatable. Throw in some good practice activities with feedback and you have a learning environment that’s going to help your learners retain the course content which will produce results.
- Personalised learning. Let’s think about cars, they all do the same thing yet we all have personal opinions about what we want to drive. The same goes for learning. Learners want control. Elearning allows you to offer control to the learners in a way that classroom learning doesn’t.