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How e-learning transforms education

schedule 30th May 2012 by Virtual College in Virtual College Last updated on 29th November 2018


E-learning challenges the traditional assumptions of when, where and how students learn. Through e-learning, teachers are able to guide students in innovate ways online, quickly and easily pointing them towards educational material, references and other resources.

Although the classic classroom set-up isn’t quite obsolete, it’s becoming more antiquated and less useful when it comes to adult learning.

Immersive learning experiences

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality have transform the world of learning in education - making learning more accessible and affordable. Augmented reality and mixed reality are being used in everyday applications - providing an immersive learning experience. The virtual environment enables the learners to totally immerse themselves in the actual learning environment – which provide a more enhance learning experience.

Students are now expecting digital learning to provide better learning engagements via e-learning content and platforms. Digital learning environment present a controlled space where teachers can connect with their pupils in a way that is not possible via traditional learning processes. Because immersive learning uses a technology that optimizes how the brain learns, enriching the learner's experience and increase efficiency of the trainings.

This help to build their interests and life experiences, positive attitudes, skills and knowledge are developed in meaningful ways.

Digital learning environment

Virtual learning environments have helped to open up access to education to a wider range of people, allowing adult learners to improve their workplace skills and knowledge, and even change careers with vocational and other qualifications.

Much as with the music industry, internet access to artists through streaming and online stores has altered the purchasing habits of people and revolutionised the sector. Online learning will inevitably affect the traditional delivery of public education, too.

These changes will continue to alter everything about academia, including its traditional physical spaces with building designs, classroom practices and the technology utilised within schools. It also increases the opportunities for individualised learning programmes, helping to address specific areas that a learner might be struggling with.

Making education accessible to all

Access to education is one of the biggest factors in economic prosperity, and removing traditional barriers such as travel, classroom space, cost, and staff, can bring education to many more people when they need it.

Whether it’s in-work training or gaining more qualifications to improve career prospects, e-learning allows for more dynamic and accessible education. In a world dominated by ever-changing technology, old education practices have become outdated. Students, both young and more mature, are already using devices such as laptops and smartphones to access all manner of content, and so are familiar with using them to source information online.

E-learning is the natural answer to make use of this behaviour, and give learners the education they’re looking for in the most natural and accessible way.

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