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The 5 Benefits of E-Learning

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Whether we’re in a global pandemic or back to the coveted mundane, e-learning is here to stay. COVID has ushered in necessary remote alternatives, but even when in-person instruction resumes, many will continue to want access to remote learning. Below, we’ve identified the five top benefits of e-learning.

 

1.  Convenience

E-learning is convenient. Learning remotely allows participants to connect to the classroom from their homes. Pre-recorded options allow users to connect at a time that is best for them. Live instruction is more efficient because there is no need to wait for people to settle in or find their seats, or to adjust to any other interruption that may happen in a classroom setting.

With remote learning, students can devote all of their classroom time to instruction. Remote classes are more likely to begin and end on time and transportation time is eliminated, entirely.


2. Safety

During a pandemic, remote learning is the safest choice. Online classes limit exposure and help to contain the spread of a virus.

Even outside of an immediate crisis, e-learning can continue to offer a safer learning space for those with certain mental, emotional, and physical disabilities and learning differences. For those who have endured bullying or abuse in a traditional classroom, e-learning can offer a safe alternative.


3. Learning Styles

Learning remotely is simply the best option for some learning styles. E-learning can be less distracting and offer more enjoyment to students who prefer to work with more freedom and less micro management.

 

4. Cost-savings

E-learning requires an up-front investment in technology and establishing optimal workflows. Once in place, the cost-savings of remote learning can be significant.

With remote learning, there are no classrooms to maintain, heat, and keep well-lit. No one needs to purchase and stock supplies or maintain bathrooms and other facilities. Overhead is limited to the instructor’s salary and supplies, and any technology costs associated with streaming instruction.


5. Flexibility

Online learning allows students the kind of freedom that is typically not possible in an in-person setting. With remote learning, students often can attend classes at their leisure and complete their work at their own pace.

The confines of an in-class work period leave some students feeling rushed and distracted and others bored waiting for the rest of the class. Remote learning allows participants to have as much or little work time as they need without an arbitrary time clock.

 

Part of a new-normal moving forward will include the need for online learning. Investment in e-learning is insurance for future unexpected situations and is a valuable perk that sets businesses apart in any circumstance.

 

Boiling Pot Media is staffed by designers, developers, and copywriters that are experienced at supporting companies, individuals, and organizations as they transition to offering remote services. Want to learn how e-learning could help you? Get in touch

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