The Shift from Classroom to On-line Learning

Mark Trego, CEO of Stone River eLearning details the rapidly growing shift from the classroom to online learning.

Over the past 15 years, e-learning has established itself as a digital revolution in learning. Studies show that online learning is up to 60% more effective than traditional classroom based learning. However, its attractiveness does not stop there. It is more affordable, easier to access and allows for personalization by giving students increased control of their learning.

The modern day information seekers find the ability to expand their knowledge and achieve academic certification from anywhere in the world with an internet connection highly attractive. They simply do not wish to sit in on a long lecture in a classroom. They prefer quick and easy access to their studies, a quality education on their time schedule, the ability to return to course material at any point for future reference. The limited logistics of the classroom cannot satisfy these demands.

Consequently, the amount of e-learning academies creating a flexible space for users to learn new skills from anywhere in the world is vast and steadily growing. Graphic design, web design, web development, video game design, and photography are just a few of the courses that are extremely popular today. We even know of at least one provider delivering the bizarrely titled course, “The Joy of Chickens,” proving that with online learning, anything is possible.

The rapidly growing shift towards digital learning is undeniable and should not be underestimated. In a recent study, IBM suggests they expect half of all learning completed online by the year 2019.

The benefits of e-learning include:

Lower Cost: E-learning doesn’t require a fixed location, travel time and associated expenses, or a teacher. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of e-learning anywhere and at anytime.

Faster Delivery: As an available product, students can begin their studies immediately after purchase. An e-learning course is usually available within 10 seconds or less. This makes e-learning undoubtedly the victor in terms of delivery timeline.

Higher Effective Rate: E-learning provides an experience that includes consistent voice and video training, a rich set of elements to support the learner in their pursuit academic qualification and advancement.

Lower Environmental Impact: This one should be obvious. Ten people travelling to a classroom generate a higher carbon footprint than 10 people logging onto an online course.

Ease of access, affordability, personalization and versatility makes e-learning highly attractive to the modern-day, web-savvy student. In a world of rising higher education fees, faster internet and the virtualization of nearly everything, it comes as no surprise that learning online is gaining huge momentum across the world and will continue growing for years to come.

About Stone River eLearning:

Stone River strives to provide affordable, relevant technology training from leading experts in their field. Stone River eLearning courses are available 24 hours a day from any computer or mobile device, and provide students with the freedom to learn at their own time and pace, from anywhere they want. Their expansive catalog of courses offers many learning options for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations. Everyone has access to the training required.

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