eLearning has revolutionized the old chalk and board method of learning in classrooms. This synergy of education and technology has been known as EdTech for some time now. EdTech has addressed the constraints of older learning methods and enabled delivery of quality educational content to learners from all corners of the world. It has made learning mobile, engaging and interactive, encouraging students to take interest in digital learning and retain it.
This blog touches upon advantages of digital learning for students.
Reduction in Cost for Institutions and Students
Digital learning can act as a solution for institutions facing space and resource constraints. Institutions can create learning modules with teachers and distribute them on digital channels to students.
This technique provides students an opportunity to learn at their pace and convenience, and get their doubts solved remotely through the same system. This reduces the cost of space and human resources for the institutions and traveling for students. This advantage has brought in a plethora of distance education providers in the industry.
Personalization of Content
One to one tutoring is considered an effective mode of learning. Digital learning enables the teacher to deliver personalized content to students according to their scope of improvement or specialization. It further enables the teacher to create tests and add interactivity to the content, like multiple choice questions, to assess the content absorption and application capabilities of the student.
Flexibility of Access
Through digital learning, students can access the content over their chosen device form a location and a time of their convenience. For institutions and teachers, they can create learning modules, update or deploy them as per the need.
Analytics and Tracking
Learning Management Systems having analytics and tracking capabilities can help teachers track and analyze content consumption and absorption of each individual student. This can enable them to create optimized content according to the needs of the students and assess academic performance of each student creating an effort to reward relationship.
Scalability was always a limitation of instructor-led training in classrooms. A teacher can only deliver lessons to a small number of students due to space and time constraints. Keeping the quality standardized was a big issue for older methods of learning. However, digital learning acts as a solution to this problem by creating a quality piece of content and delivering the same to a large group of learners ensuring scalability of education content.
The rapid change in technology and content force teachers to adapt and modify their curriculum according to the latest trends in the industry. With digital learning, teachers can create or update their content just by making minor changes in existing learning modules, which will automatically be delivered to all learners digitally, making learning contextually relevant.
Better Retention and Engagement
Traditional lectures once delivered cannot be accessed by students for revision or doubt solving purposes. With digital learning, course modules can be created and stored on shared cloud or servers for easy accessibility, anytime and anywhere.
Digital learning technologies have further made learning more engaging by integrating AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) technologies. Through this a teacher can provide contextually relevant and near to life content to students, enabling them to get a realistic experience of the subject matter.
Enables Distance Learning
With digital learning, educational institutes and publishers can create and deliver content on multiple channels. This content is then accessible to learner on different platforms thus reducing the gap between learners and quality content.
With feedback mechanism, if integrated into Learning Management Systems, a teacher can recognize the feedback and optimize content to address and solve the issue focusing on quality education. When compared to its older counterpart, teachers had limited options to alter content and add illustrations enabled by technology to deliver better learning according to the feedback.
The combination of technology and education has made education available to all, by addressing the constraints of traditional modes of learning. Accessibility, affordability, flexibility, and interactivity are some advantages of this synergy between learning and technology.
Businesses should be agile to sense this upcoming opportunity and maximize revenue for themselves by offering value to learners and teachers enabling better technology-enabled learning.
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