Since the COVID pandemic, our way of living and learning has changed a lot. From classrooms to office spaces, our daily lives have taken on some new habits which we have to adapt to.
With all restrictions & lockdowns lifted for approximately a year now it is easy to forget online learning and focus on face-to-face (F2F) learning which we are all very familiar with.
However, it has been shown and proven that E-learning has multiple benefits which fill in the drawbacks of F2F learning.
Here are 6 reasons why should consider E-Learning this year
- Reduced costs
With the rising prices in daily commodities & different crises happening around the world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to sustain our way of living as it used to be.
While the cost of education is one of the main priorities of households, E-learning can provide a welcome support to the wallets of parents & guardians of students.
Sending your child to school already comes with certain costs such as the bus journey, school lunch money, and more. There are also private tuitions – which itself comes with more added costs!
By using E-Learning you reduce your expenses on transportation and even cut down on pricey textbooks which alleviates the risk of high debt.
Added benefit: the reduced need of printing material makes it an eco-friendly alternative also.
- Easy access to content
Rather than having to be present to access & work on the content you need, E-learning makes it accessible anytime and anywhere.
You get the freedom to choose your productive hours and get to do it in whatever comfort zone you like – at home, at school, in a library, a working space, etc.
- More opportunity for interaction
Students sometimes may not get the opportunity to ask questions or interact with teachers at school as the teacher simply does not have time for them.
This can also be the case in private tuitions.
E-learning provides the student and the teacher with a platform to be able to communicate with each other at any time.
It is also an opportunity for students to interact and help each other when it comes to certain homework or assignments they have to do.
- Ability to view & assess progress over time
Stakeholders of the education system get the benefit of being able to track the progress of students throughout their academic journey.
Students, parents, schools, teachers & other stakeholders such as NGOs get the possibility to clearly understand how a student is performing and what they need to be able to progress successfully.
- Faster learning & retention rate
It has been proven by studies that people who use E-learning for academic or other purposes have a faster learning & retention rate.
According to IBM, students in online learning courses incorporating multimedia content learn five times more material than students in traditional face-to-face classes. Because online courses provide students with full control over their studies, they can work at their own pace.
Furthermore, according to the Research Institute of American, online courses increase the retention rate of students by anywhere from 25 to 60%. Meanwhile, many face-to-face courses struggle to maintain the student’s interest all throughout the year.
- Easily scalable and always developing
An added-value of E-learning is the constant development behind the platform. Users can expect regular updates which makes the user experience (UX) better each time they go on their preferred platform.
E-learning platform developers constantly work on optimising the platform to bring new possibilities & features to enhance the service provided.
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