What is eLearning?

eLearning is a broad term to describe the process of learning through the use of digital content.

eLearning is becoming the most popular way to deliver training as it is visible, convenient, personalised, and accessible.

Online training provides the opportunity for you to motivate and engage the learner by using a mix of powerful course content, effective instructional methods, and multimedia aids.

It offers an affordable, time-efficient way to train employees. In return, employees benefit from convenient training that enhances their skills and knowledge.

For us it is the combined use of many digital elements to create a full package for the user to interact and learn from.

The history

Elliott Maisie first used the term “eLearning” in 1999, this was the first time the phrase was used professionally.

The Internet

The rise of the internet helped to make effective use of the flexibility of eLearning.

Before this most people relied on printed manuals, CD-ROMS and PowerPoint presentations learning and training.

Multi Media elements

As eLearning progressed, the ability to integrate elements such as images, videos, audio and graphics proved to be a more reliable way of keeping learners engaged compared to traditional learning.

Digital Devices

As the popularity rose for digital devices and they became more affordable. Mobile learning also hugely helped the growth of eLearning making it easier to have access to the learning content. This digital revolution has led to remarkable changes in how the content is accessed, consumed, discussed, and shared allowing 24/7 accessibility.

Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems have become more sophisticated, moving from locally installed to cloud-based systems, with organisations increasingly applying them to execute many forms of training. When deciding on an LMS for your organisation, a minimum requirement you should look for is to ensure it has the functionality and support you need to meet your objectives and those of your learners.

There are two distinct types of eLearning: Asynchronous and Synchronous

The meaning of Asynchronous is "not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase"

The meaning of synchronous is "occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase"

Asynchronous eLearning is learner directed and self-paced learning. It is a start-and-stop kind of learning. Many learners prefer this type of eLearning over synchronous elearning because they can take the online courses at any time and therefore not effect their daily commitments. Course content is accessible 24/7!

Synchronous eLearning is real-time learning. The teacher and the learner are online and interact at the same time but from different locations. The participants can share their ideas during the session, interact with each other and they get detailed queries and solutions answered in real time. Synchronous eLearning is gaining popularity because of improved technology and Internet bandwidth capabilities, but it can be restrictive as there are set times to view the learning content.

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