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Saturday, December 24, 2016

7 Amazing Benefits of E-Learning / Online Learning

E-Learning: 7 Amazing Benefits

Guest post by Justin Goh (Share your insight with 56,000+ Malaysian students)

E-learning or electronic learning has taken the world by storm. Earlier this form of education wasn’t deemed so appropriate because it was presumed that machine learning seldom has a positive effect on students. Typical beliefs like bringing a machine (or more specifically we should a computer) into a classroom removes that human element in education that’s craved by many learners etc. vigorously prevented the implementation of E-Learning in classrooms.

There’s absolutely no doubt that education should always have the influence of human elements. But simultaneously, there’s also a definite need of implementing technology in education for the sole purpose of students. E-Learning is therefore becoming mighty important in education. It has a number of key benefits. In this article, we are going to discuss 7 such benefits in greater detail.

You get what you want you want

The beautiful think about E-Learning is that it’s completely malleable and hence, it can figuratively be considered a learner’s paradise.

If given the choice, most students these days, would want relevant, mobile, self-paced and personalized content for their lessons. Well, they seldom used to get it in the past. Digital learning or E-Learning makes it possible.

The digital revolution along with the Smartphone boom have revolutionized the ways through which we used to access, discuss and share data. And it’s good to see that learning is also following suit.

Through E-Learning, students will be able to access their lessons anywhere, anytime according to their convenience.

Faster content delivery

Another key benefit of E-Learning is that it has faster delivery cycles than that of traditional classroom education. In fact, E-Learning is capable of reducing learning time by at least 25-60% when compared to that of traditional learning. E-learning is faster and more effective because:

  • It doesn’t take a huge amount of time to start as well as wrap up a training/learning session.
  • The learners are capable of setting their own pace.
  • No travel time’s required to get to as well as from training events.
  • E-learning is primarily learner-focused and learners might be able to skip what they already know.

More nominally priced when compared to that of traditional classroom learning

The technology might look pretty avant-garde from the hindsight but from the point of view of funds, it can be said that E-Learning is not capable of burning a big hole in your pocket.

E-Learning is capable of delivering content within the blink of an eye. The process isn’t very complicated and even a layman can accesses it without much difficulty. Thus, the cost of development and learning gets reduced drastically.

E-Learning is also cost-effective on basis of course materials, trainers, travel as well as accommodation. So, it’s undoubtedly much pocket friendly when compared to that of classroom learning.

More effective education

Let’s get to the most important part now. It’s pocket friendly, fast, personalized. All those factors discussed above are really positive. But does E-Learning provide students with effective education? The answer’s “yes.” Reasons-

  • Students develop a better attitude toward E-Learning than traditional classroom lessons in general.  
  • Improved performance in exams.
  • Improved retention of information over a longer period of time.


E-Learning provides students with a host of freedom regarding time, place and content. It’s already stated before that E-Learning is more learner-focused.

Thus, students will be able to learn according to their convenience anytime, anywhere. They will be able to choose the content that they want to study. They will be able to pursue their interests to their heart’s content, know the subject in depth as much they wish to learn. How flexible do you want it to be? You name it; it’s got it.

Environment friendly
This factor is always important especially nowadays, when we are so concerned with the environment and striving hard to keep it from further harm.

E-Learning provides us with an alternative for paper-based learning. That’s almost priceless from the point of view of the environment. So if you want to reduce the carbon footprints, E-Learning’s the way to go.

No geographical barriers

You might get yourself stranded on a deserted island but that would never be a problem especially when E-Learning’s concerned. You would be able to get on your sessions on the same island provided you have an internet connection and a device that can access the same. So you see geographical barriers cease to be a barrier any more. You might be anywhere on the planet but as long as you have an internet connection along with a device to get on the same, you will be able to get on your lessons in the blink of an eye.

P.S. If you get yourself stranded on a deserted island with a mobile device along with an internet connection, do ask for help first before getting on your lessons.

So what do you think? Amazing; right? It certainly is!

Justin Goh
Justin Goh is a former teacher and prolific writer, penning blogs to help the parents, students and the educators alike. Regularly contributing articles for MyPrivateTutor Malaysia, he prefers to write on varying aspects of education ranging from learning strategies and preparation tips to the ways to reach out to the students better.
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