THE NEED FOR E-LEARNING IN 2022
As Covid-19 hindered face-to-face activities, it has drastically affected the way we work and learn. Even after Covid-19 cases have reduced, the number of Singaporeans staying, learning, and working from home continues to increase.
Therefore, eLearning through a learning management system (LMS) has become an important tool for many organisations and institutions to continue upskilling and/or educating Singaporeans while minimising face-to-face contact.
As the emphasis on digital learning increases, one question arises: is eLearning much more effective than traditional face-to-face learning?
Being strong advocates of lifelong education, here is a summary of the benefits of eLearning that we at ACP Computer provided for you.
eLearning is a cost-effective way to reach learners and maintain a continuous learning environment.
Companies who want to provide training resources for their employees can benefit because they need to provide fewer physical resources like notes or training instructors.
Schools can also benefit from providing eLearning resources because these materials only need to be uploaded onto an LMS once. Thereafter, students can access these teaching resources with no restrictions concerning frequency or time.
Students can directly access resources without the need to own them physically, thus cutting down on costs and contributing to sustainability efforts too.
Lecturers can therefore minimise the frequency of physical teaching sessions and leave those lessons for the extremely important topics, saving time and effort.
eLearning is more inclusive as it allows for students who are not physically able to go to school to be at home and learn without having to physically be in a classroom.
The accessibility of online learning is thus a great advantage as it can be used to address the needs of many Singaporeans who are not able to attend physical schools due to their physical disabilities.
It might also be easier for companies or schools to track employees’ or students’ learning progress through discussion forums on the LMS.
From this, slower learners can benefit greatly as they can express their views and concerns online without judgement, if they previously found it difficult to do so during physical lessons.
Learners can do eLearning anywhere and anytime. As such, learners can access eLearning courses and resources at their convenience and learning pace through the web or mobile devices.
This is especially useful in the situation where working adults are looking to upskill themselves during the night while having a day job commitment.
More often than not, an LMS is used in conjunction with eLearning.
A Learning Management System (LMS) can allow companies and teaching institutions to provide eLearning training materials to learners and let them access the content with ease.
They can store their progress online on the system and access the content at any time of the day.
Furthermore, many tools can aid them in learning, like discussion forums and other educational tools.
One increasingly popular LMS is LOOP LMS. Provided by ACP Computer, LOOP is easy and beneficial for organisations to use.
LOOP’s user interface is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. Creators can create content on the LMS with ease using easy-to-find course templates.
Organisations can also track their learners’ progress through reports that LOOP generates.
Both eLearning and traditional face-to-face learning have their benefits and shortcomings.
The choice of which learning mode to use would ultimately depend on the needs of your learners.
With that said, the demand for eLearning would continue to grow as Singaporeans become more tech-savvy. Looking for an LMS that is easy to use but powerful? Click here to try LOOP LMS now!