Published on May 21st, 2018 | by Guest0
The Gradual Growth Of eLearning [Infographic]
eLearning has grown rapidly in the past few years. Although it has been around for a while, it is only in the past few years that it has really taken off, with businesses, schools, and individuals all making use of this new and innovative way of learning.
The term itself has only been around since 1999, but there is evidence to suggest that some early forms of eLearning existed as far back as the 19th century. With the introduction of the internet in the late 20th century, eLearning tools and methods expanded dramatically, making it easier for people to learn about a variety of subjects and develop a range of skill sets. It wasn’t until the following decade that these virtual learning opportunities seemed to thrive.
It wasn’t until the 2000’s that businesses started to make use of what eLearning can offer to train their employees. It gives businesses an easy way to train new employees, and help current employees expand their skill sets and improve industry knowledge base.
Today, with online courses on Udemy and a general cornucopia of useful information online, eLearning is more popular than ever. Many people have access to a computer and internet, so they can learn whenever suits them best. It gives people the opportunity to work around their day to day responsibilities, something that classroom based learning can’t compete with.
Individuals are able to make use of eLearning to help develop new skills, for example, through open university courses. This type of learning can help people save time and money, while also be able to take part in a virtual course and still working at their current job. By gaining a new skill set, people can follow their dream job, an opportunity which they may never have had access to before.
Schools are also gradually integrating eLearning into curriculum. Children are growing up with computers, so it makes sense to start using computers while they are at school.
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