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Busting Myths about E-learning

After graduation, Kriti started looking for opportunities, but despite consistent efforts, she couldn’t get what she was aiming for. After multiple cycles of applications and rejections, Kriti decided to analyze the situation and concluded that the lack of experience and skill-gap made her resume below par. Unfortunately, there is no dearth of people like Kriti. But every problem has a solution and so does this. Let us discuss in detail about the solution —

E-learning

While I was growing up, if I ever wanted to learn a new skill, I had to travel a minimum of 2-3 km to the nearest learning/tuition centre to enquire and then enrol for the training. In my teen years, Internet entered our lives and made the ordeal somewhat easier. Information could now be attained by simply browsing the Internet. However, at times, it would take hours of research to find the relevant details, hence making the process tedious. Fast forward to the present, E-Learning has taken the internet by storm. E-learning is a learning system based on formalised teaching but with the help of electronic resources and this has made the long and tedious journey, a cakewalk. You can relax back on your seat while the knowledge is displayed on your screen.

There have been various stigmas associated with it as well — uncertainty, the value of the training, the support for all the doubts you may have. People worry about these and more importantly, getting duped and this acts as a barrier. But this could very well be avoided with thorough research about the platform offering the training. If everything checks out, then you don’t have to worry. To help you realize how things have changed, listed below are some of the perks that e-learning offers:

  1. Certification

A certificate is provided on the completion of a training. The certificate holds great value when one is looking for internship/job opportunities and not to be mentioned, employers prefer students who have relevant skills to prove their mettle.

  1. Economical:

Online trainings are usually pocket-friendly. Considering that students’ aim is to learn, companies need to spend money only on the content of the training and not on finding an accommodation (or other offline miscellaneous expenses) for the students and hence lower cost of training as compared to offline centres. Moreover, “Time saved is money earned” so all the time that would have been wasted commuting to and fro is priceless!  

  1. More doubts?

Having doubts while learning is normal but a lot of students hesitate in asking questions in front of other people. E-learning has successfully solved that problem too, considering that you are an anonymous user and your doubts, as frivolous they may be, will never be seen by anyone so you can ask as many questions as you want without the hesitation! 

  1. Flexibility:

Short breaks are encountered in various stages of an academic and professional career. You can make the most of it by enrolling for online trainings and learning a new skill as per your timeline. You can devote as many hours in a day as you would like, while still trying your hand at new things. 

E-learning is becoming a mainstream medium of learning and is expected to reach $ 1.29 billion by 2018. Students, nowadays, have an even high quench to learn new skills and the fact that companies are offering trainings that could be done from the convenience of homes is making the segment chart up the scale. 

This revolution of Education technology has made learning easier and accessible to a wide range of audience. It has been a successful tool in bridging the skill gap that leads to unemployment. It can aptly be summed up as: “To earn more, you must learn more!”

By: Internshala

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