Education has witnessed a transformational shift in the recent years. Conventional teaching methods and practices have been influenced by the rapid advancements of technology – making e-learning tools an integral part of the modern-day education system. E-learning, facilitates education in a way that was not previously achieved with conventional classroom teaching strategies. Inside Telecom looks at ways that e-learning tools have positively impacted the education system for both student and teacher.
Everyone processes content in different ways and at different speeds. The pace or style that works well for one student might very well be too difficult for another. With each pupil learning and grasping content at different paces, teachers have often struggled to address the needs of all students in a classroom.
Teachers can utilize e-learning data to provide more focused interventions for students who are experiencing challenges along the way. By leveraging this data, e-learning platforms can identify a student’s distinctive academic style, strengths and weaknesses and also keep up-to-date with his/her progress in real-time. In-depth analysis of this data can also profoundly shape a community’s education system. Such insights provide a greater understanding of whether to modify courses and can help teachers develop their own skills to address issues commonly flagged by online students.
As a person who was fortunate enough to experience both a traditional form of higher education (campus-life) and later, e-leaning, I have found e-learning to empower the overall learning experience. How? Well, more focus on one’s personal journey throughout the course without the additional distractions of student-oriented activities (social events, group meetings, library runs etc.,) that may otherwise interrupt personal learning time and productivity.
Conventional classroom settings often make pupils feel intimidated or reluctant to ask questions in front of their peers, which may adversely affect their learning process. E-learning technology takes this into account and allows for students and teachers to engage and interact more privately. The online approach provides students with an option of sending questions directly to their tutor or posting in a forum – a far less intimidating way of expressing concerns or asking questions.
Rather than having to wait for the next year to understand how students are progressing, teachers, principals and department leaders, will be able to monitor students’ progress more closely in near real-time, through online dashboards. E-learning software places each student into a personalized study plan that they can move through at their own time and pace – creating a more impactful learning experience.
Such tools also empower teachers, to create a more versatile approach to the diverse community of learners. The development in e-learning will offer more accurate data to institutions to shape their curriculum and the scope of learning material available – to remain relevant to evolving industry needs and desired qualifications across sectors.