Remote learning during the pandemic became an essential part of day-to-day life for those working towards organised assessments. From those in higher education to professionals undertaking ongoing qualifications, the move to online learning was seen as a temporary fix rather than a viable solution for streamlining course delivery and tracking student progress. With the UK EdTech sector having grown by 72% in 2020 alone, the move to remote learning currently shows no signs of slowing down. Read on to find out the top five reasons why eLearning isn’t all that scary…
1: eLearning offers more flexibility than traditional learning
eLearning provides flexibility for students, enabling them to learn from anywhere at a time that suits them, rather than having to make a commitment to attend in-person classes. This is especially helpful for busy working professionals who may not have the capacity to attend a class on a regular basis, so the added flexibility of eLearning helps to create a positive work-study balance for more.
eLearning doesn’t just provide flexibility for students either. Teachers are able to further streamline course offerings through online learning, helping to keep students engaged and retention rates high.
2: eLearning offers improved analytics for teachers and students to track progress
Compared to traditional learning, most eLearning software options usually offer analytical insights that help students and teachers alike keep track of progress, helping both parties understand whether additional support may be needed and ensuring there are no nasty surprises at the end of a test or module.
Quality data can drastically improve the online learning experience, which is why Rogo’s progress tracking feature offers a range of customisable metrics and display formats to create a user-friendly experience, helping you to enhance your students’ learning strategies.
However, it’s not just students who can benefit from being able to track their progress. With Rogo, teachers can share data with partner institutions and clients alike in a clear and engaging format. And it’s not just individual progress that can be monitored either – with Rogo’s capabilities to switch between group and individual reporting with ease, educators can gauge how well a class is progressing overall, as well as using the data to drive their teaching strategies for future courses.
3: eLearning optimised learning hours for teachers
For educators, switching to eLearning helps to streamline the course delivery process, which in turn frees up valuable time for one-to-one check-ins with students – time which would have otherwise been lost in a classroom setting.
With Rogo, your online learning strategy can also be automated by adding event triggers and reminders to students, whether that’s to register for an upcoming exam, or a deadline reminder for an upcoming project – all without lifting a finger!
4: eLearning is more accessible for those who have additional needs
The flexibility of remote learning is already the preferred studying experience for some students, and one which has become essential over the past few years. Students with disabilities or neurodiversity, for example, can often benefit from remote learning due to it being more accessible. With remote learners now able to have access to an education 24/7, students are able to return to their learning resources as many times as they need.
Remote learning enables students to engage with their studies from any location, which is likely to better suit the needs of those who struggle in more formal educational settings such as classrooms or libraries.
5: eLearning can support student retention
Research shows that eLearning can improve student retention rates by 60% compared to traditional methods. There are a variety of reasons why students may find eLearning a more engaging or sustainable method of education, but a primary example is that eLearning enables students to undertake their studies at their own pace, whilst balancing other life commitments such as work and childcare.
There’s nothing scary about making the switch to eLearning – in fact, it can help make your course more accessible and engaging. If you think eLearning could be beneficial to your students, or you would like a closer look at our fully customisable eLearning platform, you can find out more via our dedicated eLearning page or contact us to arrange a demo.