Technology has been vigorously penetrating into different fields and domains and the education sector remains no exception. The concept of e-learning has been there for some time now but the COVID-19 pandemic has hugely added to the demand of e-learning and its scope in the world. As per a recent survey, the e-learning market is projected to be worth $325 Billion in 2025 worldwide.
E-learning is gradually changing the study patterns of learners all over the world and let’s find out how!
Competitive Exam Preparation:
For examination for higher studies or for recruitment, Ed-tech platforms have you covered right from the time when notifications like TNPSC Notification are released. Such e-learning online platforms are empowered with lectures, mock tests, digital learning material like pdfs and ebooks, blogs, quizzes etc. These platforms also offer doubt solving sessions and personalised coaching for the aspirants where a dedicated tutor helps the student plan his/her strategies for the exams.
Also, such platforms are often available in the form of a mobile application as well, thus, converting a big coaching building to a laptop or mobile screen. These courses are often available at prices as low as 20% of what a conventional coaching course would cost. E-Learning modules like that for TNPSC group 4 can be accessed 24×7 and multiple times, unlike one-time lectures given in a classroom.
School students have been in the mode of online education through Zoom and Skype for almost 6 months now. Their assessments, as well as assignment submissions, are happening online.
Even the traditional one-on-one tuition classes are happening online now. Also, there are new formats of online tutoring in the form of applications and websites that offer gamified, interactive and self-paced modules. Content in audiovisual and textual formats is made available to the learners, which make their learning effective, sustainable, long-lasting and fun. According to a survey conducted in 2019, almost 63 per cent of high school students in the United States are using e-learning tools at school to learn every day.
E-learning customizes the learning structure of a student to match his learning style and cognitive capacity. Learners are also given adaptive tests which increase or decrease the question difficulty as per need.
Not just the academic classes, even extracurricular activity classes like Dance and Paintings are also conducted online through structured e-learning modules.
Top universities across the world like MIT, Harward, Stanford, Yale etc are also offering professional certificate courses online degrees, thus breaking the geographical barriers in learning. Because most of these e-learning courses are available in the format of mobile applications and downloadable videos, a student can learn as per his/her own convenience and speed. As per recent survey reports, 43% Of US College Students find digital learning technologies “Extremely Helpful.”
Employee Training/Skill Upgrade in the corporate sector:
According to an article in Small Business Trends,98% of all companies are planning to use eLearning by 2020. Since it is challenging to manage training in a classroom environment, companies are using e-learning to improve employee training programs. e-Learning courses often use gamification techniques, audiovisuals and interactive content to deliver training or to impart a new skill as per the convenience of the employee. These modules can also be often accessed over mobile devices and laptops at any point in time. The progress of an employee is saved after each session, thus, the employees need not rush to complete their training. All this makes learning effective and sustainable. Also, the maintenance of training records and competence of employees can also be easily maintained by the companies.
Thus, we can say that e-learning is changing the study patterns of the generation and is a concept which is here to stay.
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