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What is E-Learning and why should we give it a thumbs up!

Let’s start with the definition!

What is E-Learning?

E-Learning is the process of delivering education/training through electronic resources via the Internet. It can also be defined as the transfer of conventional teaching methods to online platforms.

The internet, computers, and multimedia are in the picture for a long time, but the evolution of educational methods was not very much acceptable before. It was believed that human involvement was crucial in the process of delivering quality education. 

However, with the rapid development in technologies such as computers, smartphones & tablets, the emergence of online teaching platforms, and the onset of a pandemic, people have started to embrace the new method of education, i.e, E-Learning.

E-Learning as a potential start-up field:

As the digital revolution has already begun in India, our young enthusiasts are actively participating in building start-ups and taking entrepreneurship to the next level. 

But, while choosing out of the number of potential start-up fields, it is noticed that E-Learning ranks in the top-five list.

Why?

Because ‘digitization’ is the new trend now!

With the passage of time, coaching centers, schools, training centers, and official organizations have come to realize the benefits of online training/teaching methods. Hence, surging the demand for online training/teaching platforms. 

Now, who would make sure that the demands are met?

Yes! Smart start-ups are utilizing the opportunity to create the best online teaching apps.

Benefits of E-Learning:

  • Cost-Effective: 

When a training group goes for a training session, the cost of the printed materials, books, instructor fee, transportation fee, adds up to a huge bill. But with online training platforms, the above-mentioned costs are reduced. It only remains up to the instructor/trainer fee. 

It also provides facilities like easy on-boarding, change of materials at the end moment, conduction or cancellation of sessions easily, without spending a penny.

  • Flexible:

With online sessions, both ends can easily change the timings at their convenience without missing out on anything and spending on rescheduling.

  • Saves Trees:

E-Learning covers the digital availability and circulation of educational materials, which saves a lot of papers, money, and time. Many online platforms have a feature that allows them to pass on the materials online, without relying on third-party apps.

  • Saves Time:

The manual set-ups take a lot more time than a few clicks that set up the whole sessions perfectly. The updates are easier to circulate online rather than re-printing. The world today counts every second, why not save a few then?

Types of E-Learning:

When we say E-Learning, it refers to the digitization of education/training. But it comes in different forms, like:

  • Online Classrooms for Colleges/Schools:

The pandemic made every educational institution in the world go online because education shouldn’t wait. Initially, it was difficult for the teachers, who have spent their careers in conventional classrooms, to shift to online classes. The UI was difficult to understand, but gradually the online teaching apps evolved into simpler UIs and made every feature available.

Scheduling classes, automated attendance, sharing study materials, conduction and evaluation of exams, keeping track of activities in classes, became easier with better apps.

  • Online Official Trainings:

Many short training sessions like soft skills training, OB training, etc are being conducted online to provide flexibility in timings of the employees, reduce costs, and for better tracking.

Even the pre-joining training is also being conducted online nowadays due to the unavoidable pandemic situation.

  • Online Internships:

Most organizations conduct online internships to reduce material costs, make it easier for out-of-the-city candidates to participate without spending on lodging, have better tracking of activities, and easily conduct assessments at any time.

Now that you are well equipped with the details of E-Learning, consider experiencing the platforms on your own, and contact us to tell your earlier experiences, if any!