E-learning fits our lifestyle better
Even before Coronavirus closed down other options, e-learning was becoming more appropriate to our modern way of life.
You might think that Instagram, IGTV and Tik-Tok have shortened our attention spans down to a couple of seconds per input, but we were heading there anyway. One great thing about consuming information digitally, whether for work, learning or pure amusement, is that it’s on your terms. If you’re bored with a lesson, lecture, or how-to video, or if you need to pause a moment to make a cuppa, or it’s just not going in, and you need to listen again, and again, then with e-learning, it’s an option.
Education where everyone is expected to hit that moment of understanding at the same point before moving from lecture to seminar to homework relies on everyone grasping the essence of the lesson at the same point in time. In reality, that’s rarely the case. E-learning can make the educational content asynchronous, meaning you take it in on your terms, repeat as you like until you’re good and ready to move on.
E-learning can cater to different learning styles
E-learning is also changing education for the better by ensuring more people can succeed. Some of us learn better when someone’s telling us, and we hear it, some of us need to read it for ourselves. Sometimes a diagram will clinch it, for others, it will take a fully immersive audiovisual experience. You could describe a scene verbally, and a room full of students will have a different mental picture. Show everyone the same image, and we’re all on the same page.
Individual learning styles have always varied. In the past, that meant, depending on the teaching style of the person at the front of the room, some students would benefit, and others would be held back. With rich digital media served via smart online learning platforms, that never need be the case again.
Here at Galway Business School, we pride ourselves on a learning platform we’ve been perfecting for years, and it integrates completely with our live sessions to make sure you can always learn in a way that suits you best.
You can find our more about the e-learning platform we use at GBS here.