The Power of online learning

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Online learning became increasingly popular due to COVID-19 restrictions. Find out some of the advantages of this delivery method.

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With the rapid advancement of technology, online learning has made it easier for many institutions to offer courses worldwide. It can be defined as education that takes place over the Internet. It is often referred to as “e-learning,” among other terms. It is distance learning, taking place across distance and not in a traditional in-person classroom environment.

Course Management System (CMS) software is used by most colleges today. It allows instructors to design and deliver their courses within a flexible timeline.

Popular CMS are:

In this case, we are using Zoom. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to meet with others virtually – either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats – and it lets you record those sessions to view later.

Advantages of online learning

If your schedule makes it hard to attend classes, online classes might be the best option for you if you prefer studying at your own pace or live far from campus.

Main advantages:

  • Convenience: 24/7 access from any online computer; accommodates busy schedules; no commuting to the campus;
  • Comfortable learning environment: Students get to learn in their pyjamas. No need to wake up early to fight traffic;
  • Enhanced learning: online learning increases the depth of understanding and retention of the course materials; more meaningful discussions; emphasis on writing skills, technology skills, time management skills;
  • Interaction: Increase interaction and discussion between students and teachers; it is a more student-centred learning environment;
  • Outreach: Reach new student market from other different countries.

How is online learning different from traditional education?

In many ways,  they are equal. Online courses are just as educational. The most significant difference is that online students can study from anywhere and at any time.

Are online classes easier than traditional classes?

The course content in an online class is identical to an in-person class, with students completing exams, papers, presentations, quizzes and projects in either format. Each of these assignments come with a deadline that both online and in-person students must meet. Research shows that online class workload is more demanding than a traditional class. Student needs to be a self-directed learner, stay motivated and able to stay on top of the workload independently.

Facts about Online Learning

  • More than 6 million students are enrolled in online courses as part of their higher education program.
  • 85% of students think that online learning is the same or better than traditional classroom learning.

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