Why should you get excited about e-learning?
Ease of use and accessibility are major benefits but e-learning has many more less obvious benefits over classroom based learning too. E-learning frees up learners and learning in many ways – here are just four.
1. Freedom from the timetable
The classroom space creates a fixed relationship between students and teachers constricted by time, traditional learning roles and institutional spaces. E-learning breaks these constrictions resulting in a greater flow of information.
If you want to study at 3am, you can access course work immediately and from anywhere in the world. It’s quite literally, a world of information at your fingertips!
2. Freedom of communication
E-learning also means instant and multiple means of communication. Submit your completed work online, view and managed your grades and seek feedback from your teachers, discuss work with other students all without having to pick up the phone or trawl through paperwork. Connect instantly with the latest course news, events and updates and check assessment deadlines and requirements.
3. Freedom from distraction
Away from the classroom experience, a student can learn at their own pace, focus on the subject at hand and also access help when it’s needed (rather than having to worry about the class clown making too much noise!). Everyone has a direct channel to the teacher, so it’s not just the loudest ones that get heard.
4. Freedom to go ahead and be challenged
If students want to get ahead and push themselves even further academically, e-learning allows them to hone their skills, and be the best student they can be. In the classroom is it is difficult for the teacher to differentiate the needs of each student and meet them where they are ready to learn. E-learning allows students to dig deeper and go beyond the essential ‘must know’ information in areas where they have a fascination for learning.
If you have any ideas about how e-learning brings freedom to learning compared to the classroom, let us know in the comments!