E-Learning has grown in popularity over the last 10 years, with a huge spike in 2020 in response to the global lockdown. Millions of people have adjusted to remote working and some have even faced redundancies in the current climate. But why has E-learning become so popular?
The benefits of E-learning
E-learning courses tend to be more affordable than their classroom counterparts, plus training at home also saves you money on travel costs and lunches!
Commuting to your home office or kitchen table is doing great things for the environment too; the reduced travel to get to your classes also reduces your carbon footprint. Plus, online training will decrease paper-based working and wasted materials.
Some training providers struggle to retain students throughout the length of the course and it’s normal to see students drop-out midway through. However, according to Forbes, eLearning has increased student retention rates from anything from 25% to 60%.
More engaging multimedia content and less likelihood of clashing with other commitments both contribute to this rise.
Collaboration and Communication
In terms of collaboration and communication, it’s a little different when it comes to eLearning – almost every training provider will have useful communication and collaboration tools. They may vary based on the company and courses but they are still essential for knowledge and improvement and building a strong collaborative team.
The software provided by the training provider will enable staff and students’ to communicate among one another in real-time, leading to increased engagement and a comfortable and empowering learning environment.
Tip: We’ve used Moodle Cloud and BigBlueButton to provide remote students with a high quality online learning experience to complement our courses. We also use Slack, Zoom, Teams, Hangout and FaceTime to catch up and hang out.
If you’re considering any of our courses, why not join our virtual learning environment to up-skill, change your career and enjoy the world of Software Development?
We have a broad section of courses that you will find interesting including a one week IOS session, a three week introduction to software development and our famous 12 week Master Course.
Our courses prepare students for life in the working world – regardless of where they study. Virtual students not only learn to code, they learn to code remotely and that gives them access to a whole new world of opportunities.
Our admissions team and our engagement team are always happy to advise you on your best route into tech. Get in touch today and find out more.