Benefits of E-Learning

  • Lifelong learning for all learning styles, e-Learning is a key means of delivering lifelong learning, cultivating a culture of innovation and expanding productivity. e-Learning environments allow learners to move at their own pace and can be more effective for learners who are shy, reflective, or require more time to absorb information.
  • Quality control and consistency, e-Learning provides a consistent delivery of material and builds a shared language and understanding in the workplace; it also allows employers to customize content and monitor employee’s progress. With long-term licenses, employees can also review material at their convenience thereby ensuring uptake.
  • Increased productivity and decreased expenditures e-Learning can be completed at the time and place that is most convenient for the employer and employee. This saves time and reduces or eliminates travel and printing costs. e-Learning is the most cost effective means for training large numbers of employees and allows follow-up training to be more focused and effective.
  • Implemented correctly, it can reduce some of the costs associated with education.
  • It allows schools to educate people they could not previously (e.g. people that work for a living, people geographically dispersed, etc.)
  • Many students communicate better in a web based environment than in the traditional classroom. Studies have shown that students who would not raise a hand in class will be very active in posting to discussion boards for example.

Features of E-Learning

  • Learning is self-paced and gives students a chance to speed up or slow down as necessary.
  • Learning is self-directed, allowing students to choose content and tools appropriate to their differing interests, needs, and skill levels.
  • Accommodates multiple learning styles using a variety of delivery methods geared to different learners; more effective for certain learners.
  • Designed around the learner.
  • Geographical barriers are eliminated, opening up broader education options.
  • 24/7 accessibility makes scheduling easy and allows a greater number of people to attend classes.
  • On-demand access means learning can happen precisely when needed.
  • Travel time and associated costs (parking, fuel, vehicle maintenance) are reduced or eliminated.
  • Overall self educational cost is very less.