e-Learning, or Electronic Learning, is an advancement in Distance Learning based on interactive, multimedia courses which can be accessed through a wide range of electronic devices connected to the Internet.
e-Learning disrupts traditional education by reinforcing the application of technology to enhance learning: although Distance Learning has been around for a while thanks to correspondence courses or courses delivered through audio and video tapes, satellite/TV broadcast or CD-ROMs, what really took it to the next level was the support of information and communication technologies for sharing knowledge.
Contrary to what many people think or fear, e-Learning does not exclude interpersonal relationships, which are key to any training context, but it actually incorporates powerful tools allowing conversation and collaboration between instructors and learners (e.g. dedicated social networks, forums, e-mail and instant messaging), thus consolidating and sharing knowledge that becomes readily available for future learners. Most importantly, such knowledge can literally be in the hands of the people who need it, when they need it, regardless of their geographic location – which is certainly an added bonus in our global economy.
Leveraging information and communication technology, e-Learning does not only include multimedia courses which digitally enhance teaching and learning, but it also encompasses new delivery, fruition, interaction and evaluation models: it is dramatically transforming both the way we create and manage content and the way we deliver and consume it, while also providing real-time tracking tools for learning progress assessment.
The importance of e-Learning is not only a given fact in the most technology-driven industries, but it has also been acknowledged by institutions worldwide: during the Lisbon European Council held in 2000, the European Commission recognized it as an essential tool for improving education in the future and as a matter of fact it is actively supporting its development and adoption. Yet e-Learning is not the future, it is NOW for the companies that have already realized how many benefits it brings.
Access your training anytime, anywhere - on your PC at work, on your personal smartphone or on your tablet at home - and enjoy a seamless learning experience!
Save time and money! Limit time away from work, cut down travel expenses and avoid costly classroom-based training. By producing learning content once and using it multiple times, in multiple languages and multiple locations, you divide fixed production costs by a growing number of users and increase your return on investment.
Reduce the cost and complexity of content management by distributing, updating and sharing your courses over a single integrated system!
Track your learners progress day by day, make sure your training is effective and thus measure results to prove your return on investment!
e-Learning is flexible in nature: learners are free to access courses anytime, anywhere and to learn at their own convenience and pace. Content can be accessed remotely and simultaneously by as many people as necessary.
Boost your training efficiency and learners' engagement with interactions and multimedia content: more information is retained with higher levels of engagement!
Protect your confidential information, backup data regularly and control access to your training platform through advanced user authentication!
Reduce your carbon footprint by limiting or ditching paper-based learning and turning to digital training!