The traditional learning institute is in no danger of vanishing. Many vital values, such as communication, interpersonal skills, peer environment, and experiential learning can only be taught in a physical setup. However, there are areas where e-learning platforms have the advantage over physical setups. These are the areas such as learning a programming language or preparing for a competitive exam, where the focus is on mastering a specialized skill. E-learning is still, very much, in its early days but it will not be long before EdTech solutions begin surpassing many of our conventional learning systems. These are the reasons why…
With E-learning you can set your own pace
Each student has their own, specific learning speed and learning needs. E-learning platforms offer a level of flexibility that physical classrooms cannot. These platforms allow the students to set the pace of their studies, themselves, and match it to their capabilities. A well-developed e-learning solution can even split the lessons into an increasing progression of difficulty and speed. It can also offer additional conceptual and practice material.
E-learning platforms save you time
The most obvious advantage to e-learning platforms is that they allow the student to bypass the hassles of commuting. E-learning platforms also give the student the option of studying from wherever they feel most comfortable. The time that would otherwise have been wasted in commuting and adjusting to a new learning environment can, instead, be used for additional practice.
E-learning platforms have much greater flexibility in timing
Unlike traditional learning platforms; e-learning platforms let the student study whenever they want, for however long they want, and let them revisit the lessons. This type of flexibility is invaluable for working professionals.
E-learning platforms are economical
Building an e-learning solution requires a great deal of initial investment, into the development of the educational literature and technology piece. However, after the product is ready, it does not need nearly as much investment as traditional learning systems. In a traditional system, the educator needs to invest the same amount of time and energy into each and every session.
E-learning platforms are very scalable
E-learning platforms offer educators great scalability, as they allow them to take their knowledge to the world. This scalability is quite attractive to the high-potential educators, as they tend to be people who always look to stay ahead of the curve. This is very good for the future of e-learning, as the caliber of the educators is the heart of every learning system.
E-learning platforms have the potential to employ artificial intelligence
With the help of machine learning algorithms, EdTech solutions can identify patterns in their user’s behavior and devise learning solutions that will suit their specific needs. Artificial Intelligence is still in its infancy but it will not be long before we start seeing it applied to e-learning, extensively. This will make the e-learning platforms more conductive learning resources for the students and better knowledge deployment systems for the educators.
Guest article written by: The above article has been inspired by the thoughts of Mr. Mayank Srivastava. He is the Founder of Experts’ Global, one of the world’s leading EdTech firms in the field of GMAT prep and MBA admission consulting.