The Internet has brought the revolution not only in the world of communication, but also in the education sector. E-learning is the proof of this expanding universe. The online courses are more and more and incorporate more and more themes and advantages. Before entering the world of eLearning, it is essential to know the advantages of this tool. Here are ten main ones:
1. It is within everyone's reach
The web and, consequently, the online courses are available to everyone. Anyone, professionals or not, can access this type of vehicle. Without barriers and from the comfort of your home, you can learn by simply having an internet connection and a computer.
2. Economically advantageous
An online course has a cost that can vary depending on the institution that organizes it, the topic or other elements. However, it is usually less expensive than a course in the classroom as it does not stop the work activity of employees for days at a time, no transport, parking, lunch, or any other set of additional costs is required.
The online courses allow a large part of the population, from those who live in rural areas to people with motor disabilities, to be able to access training courses that otherwise could not follow. E-learning allows you to have specialized training without having to move geographically.
4. Technological tools
The possibilities of online training are endless as eLearning platforms evolve in step with new technologies. Through these tools it is possible, for example, to make videos accessible also to the deaf, thanks to LMS platforms as DynDevice which allow automatic transcription of audio content.
5. "Connect" people
Contrary to what one might think, online courses are not an exclusively solitary course. Thanks to the possibilities offered by the web, in fact, the students of the same educational path, through chats and forums, can exchange ideas, resolve doubts and do "community building" and "networking".
6. Flexible training
The flexibility that an online course offers is almost complete. Everyone, including those who work full-time or have fixed hours, can carve out their own spaces, at any time of the day, to study, answer quizzes, receive the assessment of teachers or tutors, etc.
7. Independent path
E-learning allows you to create your own customized training path. Besides being able to choose the type of course and the time in which to study, in fact, allows you to make totally autonomous choices, impossible in a traditional path. In this way, everyone can choose and perfect their own method of study.
8. Possibility of "going back"
In a traditional course it is necessary to take notes hastily during the lessons. In an online course, on the other hand, it is possible to re-read the contents or review / replay video and audio as often as you wish, in order to be able to comfortably fix the concepts.
9. Constant updates
E-learning, unlike traditional courses, does not need to update textbooks. In fact, online platforms make it possible to renew content in real time and to always add new sources from which to acquire new knowledge.
10. Reduced environmental impact
In a world increasingly concerned about pollution and climate change, eLearning can also be an "ecological" choice. Thanks to the absence of travel and paper support, in fact, the so-called "carbon footprint" is reduced.