Education has been revolutionised by the technology. The emergence and progression of the online institutes, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), learning apps and others a new era of learning has begun. Online learning integrated technology has now become the trend in many schools and institutes across the countries.
The learning technology has now advanced from computer systems to mobile devices. Which again has benefited the online students. But how? The number of mobile devices like smartphone users has increased. As anticipated, it’ll grow further. The good news is- online learning is accessible from mobile machines like smartphone, tablet and iPad.
Another great thing about online learning courses is that e-learning institutes provide apps to their students. Apps installed in the devices help students to engage to hassle free, simple and instant learning. Let’s find out what other amazing things are offered at online education platform.
New approach for learning
Online learning uses the techs and techniques that every sense are distinctive from the old format of traditional learning. At the e-learning the learning concept and approach is new. With techs and devices in pocket with internet access, your can take learning via online.
Institute provides students with use id and password so that they can access the learning website. Via apps or site learners connect with their institute. There, they can find a number of things like students corner, chat room, e-library, study materials, notice boards and others.
New technique for teaching
At online learning platform, teachers may not have the face to face interaction with students that takes place in the classroom learning. However, with video conference, online chat and discussion, instructors have ample scope to connect with the students. They have access to softwares, apps and latest techs that help them to track students performance, notify assignments, tests etc. This format of learning has allowed teachers to innovate to improve the instruction standard and focus of the development of the students.
Why online can’t be ignored?
There are several reasons for which e-learning cannot be ignored in the modern education system. At schools, it has entered as one part with blended learning. Here students are taught by both online and classroom learning. There are number of higher institutes who also follow the blended learning.
Abreast, there is flipped learning, where students watch videos before they go to class. This allows teacher and students to devote the classroom hour to exercises, projects, discussions and doubt clearance. And there are pure online courses too, where students are awarded digital degree and diplomas on the successful completion of the learning programmes.
Online learning, particularly has favoured the professionals. Engaged with organisational commitment and family obligation they cannot leave the job to update their knowledge and skill for the benefit of their career. The flexibility of learning at online allows them to take learning at any and any place for which their organisational work is not compromised. Since online learning allows students to control the pace of learning, they have the advantage to take the test when they are ready for the learning assessment.
Another factor that has made online education a popular tool of education is the cost effectiveness. To take higher education, students have to bear the high learning cost. To fund their higher education, students are left with the option to take education loans from banks or other financial institutions. Which later increases the debt burden on the students. At online learning, the courses are offered at the very low price.
Future of learning
Many forecasts online learning as the future of education. There is little doubt on the potential of online learning. In the past few years, digital qualification has gained importance and acceptance. It’s recognised by universities as well as by the organisations. This shows that earning job with or obtaining the further education is not the concern anymore. Besides, the further advancement of techs also makes me to say- can’t rule out the possibilities of online learning.
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