E-Learning - a future of knowledge and technology
Electronic courses, lectures, and even exams are on the rise. The statistics talk about this new system of knowledge transfer by throughout positive forecasts. Not only the number of "online students" increases, but now exceeds the results of students who acquire new material with more conservative methods. This growing market (which will grow again in 2013) not only revolutionized the gathering of information but also the processing and design of teaching materials. Here again, digital publications find a great new niche by playing a major role using interactivity. Where the pros and cons for your business and your publications lie should be discussed here.
A company is only as good as the training of its staff
A large part of the e-learning market is provided by business courses. This can be a computer class and rhetoric courses or the learning of new languages. Companies save a lot of money if they do not have to send employees in overpriced courses that might make even a trip of the employee necessary.
The benefits at a glance:
- Online courses are often significantly cheaper
- No "failures" by their absence during a course
- Several employees can use the same learning materials
- (According to statistics) faster success through relaxed learning environment
Learning per se
Students know well that thick textbooks are not easy to handle outside a library or your home. Especially often necessary reference books or specialized literature is not only expensive, but also not very "transport-friendly".
- Compatible with mobile devices, e-learning publications can be transported easily and allow quick access.
- Regular updates of e-publications keep the course up to date without forcing the purchase of new documents.
- Learners pick out what information they really want to have in printed form and can even manage their notes from their own PC.
Everyone learns differently. Interactive features allow each "learning style" to find an ideal way to success. Take, for example the learning of a foreign language:
- Who likes to read and to learn by it also needs text that is zoomable and without loading times.
- For those who like to use images as a support, image galleries offer an ideal complement to the text.
- When learning a foreign language audio examples are essential. Depending on the digital publishing provider, you should read about this possibility.
- Who wants to learn a foreign language as well as facial expressions and gestures can not do without small video clips. Also, this feature should belong to the range of a good provider.
- Aesthetic details such as questionnaires for self-examination, games and quizzes complete the picture of an interactive tutorial.
Together instead of alone
Some people learn faster and better in the group. Is your e-learning publication an online course anyway, you can also offer the opportunity to network:
- Social Media: This forms studying groups and there are shared experiences on the topic. Personal tips supplement technically well designed content.
- Forum: Here you obtain feedback on your publication, learn more about the wishes of your "students" and provide another platform for exchange.
- Forms: If there are print and offline versions of the e-learning publication, you should offer a direct request in the learning material.
- Further reading and links to information or groups are parts of a successful course.
Finally a video that summarizes some of the key statistics about e-learning short and concise:
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