5 ways eLearning can elevate your career
In recent years, eLearning has become a hugely popular way of accessing self-paced learning and web-based training that is highly effective, accessible, and convenient for anyone with a computer or phone to use, anywhere in the world.
What exactly is eLearning?
Broadly speaking, eLearning refers to education that is deliverable online through a range of electronic media. Most commonly, eLearning incorporates written text, media, interactions, and assessments and is delivered and accessed via an online Learning Management System (LMS).
The initial skepticism surrounding eLearning waned after results showed that studying online can be just as, or for some, even more effective than classroom-based learning. So much so that it has become one of the most popular higher education alternatives in modern history!
Here are just 5 of the benefits:
- Highly accessible and self-paced
Online learning can be accessed anywhere at any time meaning it is great for those with work or family commitments. Many eLearning courses are also self-paced, allowing you to complete them in either a short or long time frame.
- Cost effective and reduced carbon footprint
Both individuals and companies can save a substantial amount of money on travel and accommodation, that’s without the cost of instructors and course fees. You can also roll it out to as many employees as you need, with just one investment.
Online learning reduces the amount of printing and paperwork, thus reducing the overall carbon footprint of a business or organisation.
- Adaptable and personalised
With each company and individual having unique preferences, abilities and learning goals, eLearning, online learning, and web-based training allows learners to choose their learning path and navigate it at their own pace, with personalised targets and feedback.
- Provides ongoing access to resources
As eLearning is all online and usually covers lots of key material, it allows users to easily access resources at a later date when they are needed.
- Instant career advancement
One of the key benefits of eLearning is that it can quickly help you advance in your current or prospective role. Not only does it show that you are dedicated to keeping up to date and learning, but it demonstrates ability and looks great on any CV.