The 8 Most Important Benefits Of eLearning For Students

Mitch Denton

Today’s students and online learners expect quick, bite-sized, personalised content. e-Learning has developed, along with AI and machine learning to help disrupt the online learning experience, and creating exactly what the students are now used to in 2021- personalisation, gamification, and microcontent.

The team at Archy Learning has created an easy to use, DIY LMS (Learning Management System) and e-learning platform that allows anyone to create online courses without coding. e-Learning courses are on the rise, and online course creators can create their own stream of income by creating them on e-learning platforms. There are many benefits of creating your own online course, but what benefits does e-Learning bring to students? Traditional education is evolving into being more remote and digital, and there are 9 benefits that actually benefit the students themselves.

1) Online learning accommodates everyone’s needs
2) Lectures can be repeated if necessary
3) Content can easily be updated
4) Quick Delivery
5) Cost-Effective
6) Consistent in Quality
7) Less Impact on the Environment
8) Effective

1. Online learning accommodates everyone’s needs

The option of online learning allows for the learning experience and opportunity to be available to anyone, anywhere, in real-time.

The digital revolution has created a whole new world where billions of hours of content on just about any topic you can think of, is available for anyone’s consumption at any time. All that is needed is an internet connection. This allows for online learners to not be limited to scheduled semesters of online training programs, but they can now learn after work, or on the weekends as well. In short, it provides flexibility, and in today’s busy world, we need it!

2. Lectures can be repeated if necessary

When your learning environment is a location-based classroom, it’s easy to get intimidated and not ask for help when falling behind on a subject, or if a particular module is confusing and needs to be further explained. Students that are intimidated and embarrassed by the thought of asking for further assistance, often fall victim to falling further behind in their studies.

One of the benefits of online learning is that it can help with this scenario, through the user option of replaying videos, retaking quizzes, and even mini-games that have been proven to help with retention rates overall. There is no stress over missing a lecture, as it is always available for you to watch on your own time when you are available to study.

3. Content can be easily updated

With technology and the current market constantly changing and evolving, it is important for your learning material to be evolving and staying relevant. Say, for example, you are teaching a course on how to run successful Facebook ads and Facebook changes or updates their ad manager. You students will need to know the current up-and-coming UX to be able to stay relevant. You can quickly update the content with the new information, and upload it live for your students to continue studying.

4. Quick Delivery                 

E-learning is not only easily accessed, but the content is quicker to get through as well. In fact, statistics show that the actual time required for students to learn is reduced by up to 60% in comparison to traditional learning methods!  There are a few reasons for this, including:

  • Lessons can begin and end within one online learning session. This allows them to roll out quicker and sooner, for students who are looking to gain the knowledge of the particular subject at hand. Students don’t have to keep with the same pace as their peers, they can speed up the video if needed.
  • It reduces or completely eliminates travel time, as students no longer need to travel to school or class to learn. They can learn from the comfort of their own homes. Irrelevant content can be skipped through entirely if needed. If there is only one particular module the learner needs to get through, they can go straight to it.

5. Cost Effective

Schooling systems are seemingly always on a budget, and online learning used to have higher financial demands. This has all changed, and it is now easy and free to start creating your own online course to release unto the world. This helps you remain profitable while providing a great learning experience for your students. It also relieves you of any travel and accommodation expenses, since you can create your own online course from the comfort of your own home.

6. Consistency in Quality

The COVID 19 pandemic forced the hand of just about everyone to convert to remote and online learning. It was no longer an option, it was a necessity for schools all around the world and while the circumstances weren’t ideal, it helped society to advance in their approach to education ahead of schedule.

e-Learning allowed teachers to provide consistent learning tools and experiences to their students with video recordings, quizzes, online live tutorials, and gamification. Though a shift in delivery, the consistency was well maintained and continues to improve as the e-Learning world develops.

7. Less Impact on the Environment

Online learning is exactly what the title implies – a completely online learning experience. With all reference materials being converted to online educational textbooks and other online source links in place of traditional hard copies, this is also an environmentally friendly option for students. No more need to purchase for new subjects each semester, another thousand-page textbook full of chapters that are irrelevant to the subject matter, simply downloadable files and links.

Online-based learning also consumes less power (up to 90% in fact), as well as less CO2 emissions in comparison to in-person campus-based educational systems. All in all, online learning helps reduce resource waste and the carbon footprint within the education industry.

8. Effective

e-Learning has yielded positive results for students who prefer their learning experience to be based online. A few key reasons for this include:

1) Online learning has been proven to improve student’s scores on tests or certifications
2)  More students pass or master the course as a whole
3) It can provide an opportunity to implement the knowledge hands-on in the workplace, and continue studying nights or weekends
4) Helps with information retention

 

In summary, e-Learning does not only benefit the trainers or online course creators, but it benefits the students learning as well!

If you have any other thoughts on additional benefits from e-Learning, please leave a comment below, and let’s chat! You can also find more content just like this here. You can also begin building your own online course on Archy’s e-learning platform today.

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