E-learning Industry

More and more organizations are becoming actively involved in eLearning, as they are starting to realize how impactful and rewarding it can really be. It can help organizations become better and stand out from the competition, simply because it provides employees with outstanding opportunities to learn and improve their skills.

Learning and development are crucial because, as employees learn and grow, they become more satisfied with their jobs and they want to push harder and contribute to the company’s success. Before you know it, business is booming, and it’s all because of employees who were empowered to go the extra mile and help their organization thrive.

This is exactly what e-Learning can help you accomplish and why it has become so important and popular in the business world, no matter the industry or niche. 

Module 1 : What is e-learning?

Definition

  

E-learning or electronic learning is an umbrella term that describes education using electronic devices and digital media.

Working principle

E-learning can be CD-ROM-based, Network-based, Intranet-based or Internet-based. It can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments. It can be a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training you might experience in a crowded classroom. It's self-paced, hands-on learning.

Question 1

E-learning can be:

  • CD-ROM-based
  • Network-based
  • Intranet-based or Internet-based
  • All of them
  • Non of them

Question 2

True or False? Test your knowledge

  • E-learning is self-paced, hands-on learning.
  • Face to face communication is also e-learning
  • It can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments.

Module 2: E-learning in the past, present and future

History of E-learning

The term “e-learning” has only been in existence since 1999, when the word was first utilized at a CBT systems seminar. Other words also began to spring up in search of an accurate description such as “online learning” and “virtual learning”. However, the principles behind e-learning have been well documented throughout history, and there is even evidence which suggests that early forms of e-learning existed as far back as the 19th century.

E-learning in the 21st century

 Some of the ways in which technology impacts learning:

  • Accessibility  
  • Motivation And Accountability 
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Convenience 
  • Relevancy

E-learning in the future


  • MOOCs (massive open online courses) 
  • mLearing (Mobile Learning) 
  • Virtual Technologies
  • Gamification

Question

E-learning in the future:

  • MOOCs (massive open online courses)
  • Gamification
  • Convenience
  • Relevancy

Module 3: Types of e-learning

Synchronous

Synchronous -  is real-time learning

  • Virtual 
  • Classroom
  • Audio and Video Conferencing
  • Chat 
  • Webinars
  • Application Sharing

Advantages of Synchronous

  • Ability to log or track learning activities 
  • Continuous monitoring and correction is possible
  • Possibilities of global connectivity and collaboration opportunities among learners. 
  • Ability to personalise the training for each learner.

Asynchronous

Asynchronous -is pause-and-resume kind of learning

  • Self-paced online courses 
  • Discussion forums & groups 
  • Messages boards

Advantages of Asynchronous

  • Available ‘just in time’ for instant learning and reference.
  •  Flexibility of access from anywhere at anytime. 
  • Ability to simultaneously reach an unlimited number of employees. 
  • Uniformity of content and one time cost of production.

Question

Match the words with their definitions

  • Synchronous
    is real-time learning
  • Asynchronous
    is pause-and-resume kind of learning
  • Application Sharing and webinars
    are Synchronous
  • Discussion forums & groups and Messages boards
    are Asynchronous

Module 4: Pros and Cons of E-learning

Benefits

Drawbacks

Video

Question

Match pros and cons of E-learning

  • makes people lazy
  • anywhere, anytime
  • repeat
  • face to face communication reduction
  • time saving
  • cost effective
  • people postpone
  • fun is missing

Module 5: E-learning in the world

From 2012 to 2022

Growth rate for 2015

Growth rate shows how each country adopts e-Learning (for 2015)

  • India: 55%                  
  • China: 52% 
  • Malaysia: 41% 
  • Romania: 38% 
  • Poland: 28%




  • Czech Republic: 27% 
  • Brazil: 26% 
  • Indonesia: 25% 
  • Colombia: 20%
  •  Ukraine: 20%

Question 1

Growth rate for 2015: ( with %)

  • India
    55%
  • Malaysia
    41%
  • Colombia
    20%
  • Ukraine
    20%

Question 2

True or False? Test your knowledge

  • Progress of e-learning will decreases from 2012 to 2022 in India
  • The most developed country in the e-learning industry is China
  • Progress of e-learning will not change in India within 10 years
  • The least difference will be observed in Malaysia within 10 years