Did you know that the growth rate of self-paced eLearning in India is 55%, which is the highest across the globe? Couple that with the Digital India initiative by the Government of India, which ensures high speed internet access for most of the citizens across the country, and you have the perfect situation for eLearning to gain popularity over that of conventional learning methods. And why not? eLearning has so many advantages over pen and paper methods. For one thing, you can learn whenever you have time and let’s face it, the price of course materials does play a role. Most of the tutorials you find online are very reasonably priced, and some are even available for free, which makes opting for eLearning an economically viable solution.
So, what method would you prefer for online learning? Here are the most popular methods you can adopt:
Attending virtual tutoring sessions
Many eLearning service providers offer options for virtual tutoring, which you can access via the Internet and collaborate with teachers and other students to learn lessons quickly. Consider our virtual classroom, for instance. It’s free, and lets you connect to thousands of students, parents and teachers from across the globe. This not only leads to comprehensive learning, but also makes the classroom a perfect spot for cultural exchange.
Browsing eLearning websites
Sites that showcase study materials on different subjects and associated topics can be a big help, if you are interested in studying online. These sites are accessible 24/7, which means you can study any time they are free. Even if you attend regular classes offline, you can still access these websites to brush up on whatever you learn in school or college.
Listening to podcasts of lessons
These go a long way in facilitating learning on the move. Students can download podcasts to their mobile phones or music players and listen to them any time they want. This is like listening to a lecture in class, and that too one with the option to pause/resume, rewind or fast forward. Just one more reason why eLearning is better for students than conventional learning, eh?
Discussing lessons with other students online
Chatting with other students about lessons can help you clear up doubts faster, especially if you didn’t get a chance to put queries through to the teacher. We, for instance, have an option that lets you team up with a Study Buddy, and discuss topics that you couldn’t quite grasp. A buddy can also help you keep track of study schedules, ensuring you never miss a class.
eBooks for offline reading
Availability of study materials in digital formats, such as PDF and ePub has helped students immensely. Anyone can download these eBooks to their computers or mobile devices and read them anytime, anywhere. What’s more – digital books are available at much lower costs than printed ones, which means most students are able to afford the former. Moreover, to reduce the cost further, MyEdge also has an online library, wherein you can refer to academic books at a nominal cost. Why even buy ebooks?
Reading blogs posted by eLearning institutes
eLearning institutions often post blog updates related to subjects and topics of study. Reading these blog posts on the move can help you develop better understanding of study materials and also gain knowledge on the state of online learning across the globe.
The global market for mobile learning, one of the rapidly expanding divisions of eLearning, is estimated to reach a value of $12.2 billion by 2017(Source: bit.ly/1yHRPKU). Also, by 2017, India is expected to be one of the top buyers of eLearning and mobile learning services. There never has been a better time to take advantage of this flexible method of learning and improve your education, right from the comfort of your home.