The following article has been inspired by the thoughts of Mr. Mayank Srivastava. He is the Founder of Experts’ Global, one of the world’s leading EdTech firms in the field of GMAT prep and MBA admission consulting.
We will never see the brick and stone educational institute go away. Some things will always be best taught in a physical setup. When it comes to experiential learning, peer environment, community setup, communication, and interpersonal skills e-learning can only ever be an aid. However, e-learning does offer several distinct advantages- in developing specialized skills. E-learning still has a way to go but it will not be long before we see it match, and even surpass, many traditional learning options. Here are some of the reasons why…
E-Learning Platforms Allow for Self-Paced study
All students have their own pace of study and capacity to absorb different subjects. E-learning platforms have a degree of flexibility, which traditional platforms do not, which lets the students study as per their own needs. Good e-learning platforms can even suggest additional conceptual and practice materials, for those who need it.
E-Learning Platforms are More Efficient
One of the most readily apparent advantages of e-learning platforms is that they allow students to study from the comfort of their own home and to bypass the inconvenience of set class timings. The time that is saved in getting ready for classroom sessions and commuting, instead, be used for further study and practice.
E-Learning Platforms have Flexible Timings
Unlike traditional learning systems, e-learning platforms let the student set their own schedule. Whether day or night, the student can study whenever they find time. This is quite convenient for students of all stripes but it is especially helpful for working professionals, as they have to find time in their work schedules.
E-Learning Platforms are Economical
E-learning platforms need a lot of upfront investment. Once the educational material and technology are ready, however, the amount of continued investment drops off. This is not the case for traditional platforms, which require the educators to put the same amount of effort into each learning session.
E-Learning Platforms Have Tremendous Scalability
Thanks to the internet, e-learning platforms can take their educators’ work to an audience that is wider and more diverse than ever before. High potential educators are smart people, who are always eager to stay ahead of the curve. Thus, it comes as no surprise that many of these educators have found working on these platforms to be an attractive opportunity. This will be a great advantage for e-learning systems, going forward, as the quality of any learning system is heavily dependent the potential and caliber of its educators.
E-Learning Platforms Can Utilize Artificial Intelligence
EdTech platforms and partners have the capacity to make use of artificial intelligence tools that can develop personalized learning solutions that suit the student’s individual learning needs, by identifying patterns in the student’s behavior. This concept may not be entirely mature yet, but it will not be long before we see the widespread deployment of such artificial intelligence into e-learning systems. This will help make e-learning platforms more efficient, for both students and educators.