The Problem with eLearning

I still encounter too often, resistance to eLearning within the corporate world. So when I was asked to write an article about eLearning, I thought I would approach it differently, with a bit of tongue-in-cheek.

Hope you enjoy reading it was much I did writing it (click here).

9 thoughts on “The Problem with eLearning”

  1. E-learning is convenient in that, it allows one sit in the comfort of his/her home, and does study at his/her own environment, time and space. It is also saves cost because, rather than be on campus and pay hostel fees, library and academic user fees-which sometimes are outrageous, one pays a lump sum of tuition fess excluding the rest that I have mentioned above, and that’s it. It also offers a lot of people access to education. Because of a fewer number of academic institutions around the globe, examination grades are most often used to disqualify students from gaining admission into academic institutions. But most often than not, qualification for offering courses online are flexible.

    1. Change is constant and inevitable. The earth has evolved through the course of time and we happen to be the dominant species who are privileged to use and develop, to rule and control this planet we call our home. If eLearning is an adjunct of our evolutionary development, then why do we have to be repulsive to its potentials? From my personal point of view, it saves not just energy and time, but rather it saves lives too. The risk of being literally exposed to danger is thus reduced if transactions, instructions, and agreements have to be done in the comfort of one’s home. Not only that, it offers a wide array of chances for those who can hardly physically handle themselves, the PWDs. eLearning is the panacea of a hurting soul; one who has been ostracized rather than acclaimed; ridiculed rather than respected, and rejected rather than accepted. With the birth of eLearning, the bearer of a physical defect doesn’t have to show the cruel world the deformities and incapabilities. The PWD can very well utilize to its level’s best the unscathed brain within the bounds of the comfort zone, free from the discriminating judgments of those who are fortunate enough to have all limbs and senses intact.

  2. e-learning is convenient and cost saving. And it it also offers a lot of people the opportunity to have access to education. it is convenient because, one sits in his/her comfort room and listens to lectures at his/her own time. it saves cost because; rather than pay hostel fees, academic user fees, maintenance fees, the purchase of teaching and learning materials; online learning is devoid of all that. it offers a lot of people the opportunity to access education because, a lot of people now compete with fewer educational institutions and facilities, and to avoid over loading classrooms, and to have class sizes that are manageable, admissions have been tide to grade levels-thus cut off points. But e-learning is a lot more flexible and therefore allows for higher numbers of students to gain access to education.

  3. I have always been a firm believer that education doesn’t end once you graduate from school. Every new day is an opportunity for everyone to learn new things or skills. Because of the advancement in technology and the advent of Internet, even those who have been deprived of formal schooling are provided ways to develop themselves thru eLearning.

    This is a very enlightening article on eLearning. And I must agree that it has not yet reached its full potential, not only in Malaysia but in most Asian countries. Apart from the reasons provided, the obvious lack of governmental support for educational and training programs also play a big role in the slow progress of eLearning. The state of the region’s IT also infrastructure leaves much to be desired and unless this can be addressed soon both by the public and private sectors, eLearning in Asia will not be able to influence its target audience.

  4. The context of E-learning is not the problem. The problem lies on how the people and culture fully understand and openly accept the concept e-learning. One must look at E-learning as catalyst of change in the existing educational system. For the professionals who are already engaged in various commitments, e-learning is the best tool for them to continue their professional studies without hampering their schedules and traveling time and expenses. Moreover, E-learning can also lead towards greater opportunities and may serve as benchmarking tool for continuous enrichment and discovery. This also makes education accessible to everybody right at the comfort of their home. Skilled, knowledgeable and competitive instructors/teachers who handle the classes guarantee the quality and efficiency of learning online. Weighing the program impact over the logistics, cost and efficient delivery is more than of benefit to the end user which is the learner.

  5. Education is a continuous process of facilitating, learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. And the brain has the ability to store or absorb enough knowledge that you can acquire learning.

    eLearning is the most complex, flexible and convenient tool for learning that offers a lot of people the opportunity to have the access to education and business as well.

    eLearning provides comfort, productivity and accessibility specially those who are physically, mentally and socially challenge in life also known as the Person with Disabilities for you can manage your own time, present and study at your own comfort zones. even if you’re not feeling well or in a situation of a bad weather.

    eLearning is very economical and practical because it help you save time, resources, money and space. A very cost effective and fast way of acquiring knowledge and doing business internationally.

    Through eLearning life will be simple, easy and smooth as silk.

  6. E-learning is convenient, cost-effective and available to a lot of people across different platforms and different places. I love that it’s mobile meaning it’s flexible and you can get to access it around your schedule anywhere you’re in the world, which means it can also save you time. But as it needs self discipline because you cannot succeed if you don’t practice discipline around it. And it’s a problem if there are short of technical devices and skills to ensure that everyone can join in the fun of e-learning. We need to teach more people about accessibility and create some sort of motivation on how to get started on e-learning.

  7. The Problem with eLearning
    The problem with eLearning is often one of mindset and late adoption of technology, especially among the baby boomers generation. A common stumbling block is the lack of technical skills or that users are not ‘tech-savvy’. However the phenomena of Facebook and smart phone technology that has brought on the advent of phone apps and mobile education has changed the face of online learning. If your grandmother can post a Selfie with an iPhone or an Android phone, she makes a good candidate for online learning in a virtual space.

    With technology platforms like Udemy, Skillshare and the Khan Academy, millions and billions of people are discovering the value of an education in the comfort of their homes that will not cost them an arm and a leg. You can learn a useful skill, language, or business from videos and online instructors without hopping onto a plane or booking a hotel just to attend a training session in a room full of people – if that is not your preferred learning mode.

    Lessons are self-paced and can be paused or repeated unlike a traditional classroom setting where it is often a one-way delivery. Students can post questions on the online discussion boards and other mature students who have mastered the subject can help and guide other students in this mastermind group. The e-learning platform or LMS (Learning Management System) has the intuitive ability to know where a student has left a lesson and the teacher can view this and he is then able to track a student’s progress. The teacher is then able to send an email or message to a weaker student who has not made remarkable progress in a lesson. In a corporate class setting, this is often conducted through an evaluation form that is used as a measurement of the effectiveness of a training session.

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