Why eLearning is so Popular

Why eLearning is so Popular

eLearning is becoming a very popular topic among people of all ages and it has been proven to have high efficiency. The idea of eLearning is to popularize an in-depth, convenient, and interactive mode of education performed with the assistance of the Internet.

According to the multiple scientific researches, the best learning methodologies are a combination of the following three modes of training: Instructor Led, Web Based and Computer Based. The popular terms for these modes are ILT, WBT and CBT respectively.

The demand of career guidance and orientation practices is rising since nowadays the professional world is highly competitive. The routine study system of the formal mode of education (ILT), or the traditional face-to-face learning and one-size-fits-all training, has a lot of downsides and the best alternative and viable option is eLearning.

Disadvantages of the Instruction-Led training:

  • Expensive
  • Timeconsuming
  • The availability of instructors and venues is usually questionable
  • Difficulty of adapting a person’s schedule to the schedule provided for the training, i.e. lack of flexibility
  • No option for returning back and repeating the class if something is unclear to the learner

Even though the formal learning has a lot of advantages as well, such as learning from experts, the possibility of asking questions and getting answers immediately, eLearning is still a better way of acquiring knowledge. The staggering power of the Internet to reach the furthest corners of the world has successfully eliminated the issue with geographical distance. Anyone from anywhere can learn anything. Furthermore, the laptop with its portability is the most suitable tool for learning and developing different skills while travelling.

With eLearning there are no travel costs. People can literally learn anything while enjoying the coziness of their homes. You might be a student who wants to start learning about Information Technology, a parent who desires to learn more about photography and graphic design, or an elder person who wants to take up cooking classes. All of the above  mentioned is possible with eLearning. You just need a computer or a smart phone and Internet access. There are numerous platforms, schools, universities, forums and applications on your disposal, waiting for you to upgrade your educational and professional skills.

Let’s say, for example, you return tired at the end of the day and your feel that your everyday job is the source of eminent stress for you, and it has unfortunately started affecting your personal life badly. Don’t you feel that you need to get a course in Stress Management?  Well, with eLearning you can take that course whenever you have spare time, and most importantly, you do not have to leave home! eLearning allows you to learn at your own pace, thus reducing stress and nervousness.

With its flexibility and vast offerings to anyone between 5 and 75, eLearning has become the best way of learning. It has broken the limitations of traditional education and expands education beyond the walls of schools and institutions. If knowledge is the King, eLearning is undoubtedly the Queen!