How will eLearning disrupt traditional learning?

If you’re wondering, “How eLearning will change traditional learning?” then maybe you should be asking “How has eLearning already changed traditional learning?”

In this article, Jonathan Jensen, (who has been in private education for 17+  years) shares some insights:

Bridging the gap between attendance-based learning and distance learning:

In order to be profitable, providers schedule training at a single place, and administer it to a group at the same time.  This has the following implications:

  • Providers must wait until a course reaches a minimum class size.
  • Providers turn down enquiries for small groups.
  • Learners who cannot attend classroom based training due to time and geographical constraints will completely forgo quality explanations and resort to acquiring all information solely through reading.

This may cause the delay or loss of business opportunity and rich learning experiences.

With eLearning becoming more prevalent, you will notice the following changes in traditional education.

  1. Time and geography are artificial barriers to both learning, and profitable education provision.
  2. It is no longer necessary for students need to forsake quality education when their time and geography does not coincide with the predetermined timetable and venue of a given course.
  3. Consumers are increasingly increasingly demanding education that suits their schedule. Traditionally, students would enquire when the next course would start. Now there’s the expectation of starting immediately.
  4. The number of consumers seeking online education as their sole mode of learning is growing.
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