Whether you’re a Trainer looking to engage students in a more interactive way, or a corporate
trainer hired by us 12 curricula, e-learning packs a punch when it comes to benefits that make the creation and delivery process es easier and hassle – free. Important benefits are outlined below:
1. No Boundaries, No Restrictions Along with locational restrictions, time is one of the issues that learners and teachers both have to face in learning. In the case of face-to-face learning, the location limits attendance to a group of learners who have the ability to participate in the area, and in the case of time, it limits the crowd to those who can attend at a specific time.
E-learning, on the other hand, facilitates learning without having to organize when and where everyone who is interested in a course can be present.
2. More Fun
Designing a course in a way that makes it interactive and fun through the use of multimedia or the more
recently developed methods of gamification (further discussed in later chapters) enhances not only your
engagement factor, but also the relative lifetime of the course material in question.
3. Cost Effective
This is directed to both learners and teachers, but there is a good chance that whatever your role you had to pay exorbitant amounts of money at some point to acquire updated versions of textbooks for school or college. While textbooks often become obsolete after a certain period of time, the need to constantly
acquire new editions is not present in e-learning.
4. It Just Fits!
As companies and organizations adopt technologies to improve the efficiency of day -to- day operations, the use of the internet becomes a necessity. As multinational corporations expand across the globe, the chances of working with people from other countries increases, and training all those parties together is an issue that
e-learning successfully addresses.
Let’s blend all of that together and apply it in a real-life scenario: In an effort to enhance the credibility of course material, oftentimes a professor will summon a field specialist to give a lecture relevant to the topic at hand. In the traditional model of education, the professor would have to extend an invitation to said expert, and incur the costs of his flight, stay and training.
With e-learning the professor has the ability to host a guest lecture without having to spend much money. It
can be done virtually, with cameras for both the lecturer and the students, and with the use of microphones to
facilitate the same level of interaction that would be possible if the lecturer were physically present in the
room. The added benefit comes in when we are able to replay the lecture and gain even more out of it.
Students that missed out can view the recording, or students that attended can watch it again to further their
understanding.