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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Red flag that point out to the failure of an e-learning course

E-learning courses have always been a useful source of information for the students. However; there are times when these courses fail quite miserably. In this blog; I have provided various points which showcase red flag for the failure of an e-learning course.



I have tried my level best to point out the various benefits that users can derive from enrolling an e-learning course. But in this blog; I will be concentrating on different things that  point out to the collective failure of an e-learning course, But before I enumerate the different points let me tell you that it  is extremely difficult to design an e-learning course. But if you have designed it poorly then the target audience is sure to miss out on the benefits to be derived from the course and will lose interest in the course.

So let me now enumerate different things that can prove to be doomsday for the e-learning course and how should an e-learning course designer avoid these mistakes from happening in their courses:

  • Concentration on too much of text: If your e-learning course contains lots of text then the users are bound to get distracted by the content. Remember it is quite boring to read paragraphs of textbooks in e-learning course. The only reason of the users to enroll for an e-learning course is to derive knowledge out of the subjects in a short span of time. If you provide the entire textbook material in the content of the e-learning courses then it proves to be detrimental for the e-learning course. The possible option is to use bullets wherever possible. This way the content can be condensed to a limit and can be displayed in a very attractive manner. Also give real-life scenarios to get the students hooked up to the subject. This is one of the most useful ways of teaching practical value to the students in a very creative manner.
  • Old and out-of-context videos: How many times have we seen very old and outdated videos being integrated in the e-learning course? The designers are under the impression that they are doing something creative by integrating these videos but the fact of the matter is that seeing a person who dresses like someone from 1960’s and speaking in a very dire language makes the student disconnected. These videos can lead to boring stuff which can also create a bad name in the market where everyone is busy criticizing the videos and the way it is depicted. The focus of the videos should be providing good precise information in a clearly presented manner. Do not worry about the production values. You do not have to use special effects or high profile production values like Hollywood movies to make the students hooked on to the subjects. Just plain to the point videos will suffice the needs of the students and will give them the requisite knowledge of the course which will fulfill the ultimate objective of the course curriculum.
  • Repeated content in the course curriculum: Lot of times the e-learning course designers get the wrong impression that repeating content in the course curriculum is a good revision tactic for the students. But what they fail to realize is the fact that by repeating the content many times they are making it boring for the students. They will not go through the content again and again just for the sake of revision. If revision is the ultimate objective then the course designers should have a short and precise course curriculum and then encourage students to revise the topics repeatedly; this way they will achieve their desired objectives in a fruitful manner. Easy navigation of topics is one of the prime ways of designing a good course curriculum for the students.
Always remember that the reason for students to enroll for an e-learning course is to feel something different from classroom education. If you are providing the same textbook information to them it becomes useless for them which ultimately lead to dissatisfaction amongst them. The alternative is to provide short and precise content to the students; with videos that are interactive and synchronized with the content in such a manner that the students get hooked on to it. This will lead to knowledge which is the ultimate aim of good e-learning course providers.

About emPower

emPower is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as O.SHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.

For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.

Media Contact (emPower) 
Jason Gaya
marketing@empowerbpo.com  

emPower
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Ph: 502 -400-9374 

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

6 Evolutionary Trends In e-Learning Education

Withthe emergence of internet, e-learning education has become a revolution. We have already seen lots of e-learning courses being introduced in the market. There are some emerging trends which can really give real impetus to e-learning and take it to another sphere. Let us look at some of these trends:

* SHIFT TO OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY:Learning Management Systems (LMS) have traditionally been a paid service. But with time there are lots of new open source systems like OpenClass have come up which have received a warm welcome from students and educators.

* Key integration of e-learning courses by employers:E-learning courses have not enjoyed popularity amongst students and career oriented employees; as the certificates for the courses are not regarded as a valuable thing in the job market. But as the popularity of e-learning courses increases with the number of masses this perception will change. 

* Assimilation of hybrid courses: Different types of courses have been developed with the assimilation of online education along with face-to-face teacher interaction. This type of education is revolutionary and can change the paradigm of online education system.

* Excellent growth in enrollment of e-learning courses in comparison to traditional courses: Enrollment of e-learning courses has risen to 21% growth rate in comparison to a paltry 2% growth rate in overall higher education. As the technologies grow; you can expect the rise of e-learning enrollment at the same pace.

* Increasing use of social media tool for education:  Social media is often regarded as a tool for masses to interact with friends and be in touch with them. But recently the trend is changing. Increasingly social media tools are being used for educational purposes, and this will enhance the quality of the entire online educational system. 

* Digital content distribution in lieu of books and closed texts: For e-learning courses; textbooks have been replaced by digital content distribution system. It gives freedom to students and professionals to get the relevant information through various mobile devices.

About emPower

emPower  is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.

For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Implementing out-of-the-box teaching mechanism for online tutors

I have already discussed about innovative teaching techniques for tutors for math education. Today I will concentrate on a very debatable topic which has often been discussed by various writers but they have never able to give anonymous solutions to the concern. I will try my level best to satisfy your curiosity and will try to take down any argument or suggestions that you have on this sensitive topic at the end of this blog. But please note that the sole intention of creating this blog is to make tutors understand that things have changed quite drastically in recent past. With so many new technology advancements coming up the old teaching habits can never work for a very long time.

I know you are not happy after hearing this statement. But it is the hard fact of life. Things do come to an end so that a fresh start is undertaken for a better future. You should let-go of your old thinking pattern to take fresh outlook to come up with innovative changes in the current teaching mechanism. Now, I am not speaking solely about classroom teaching which of course has become pathetic as days have gone by. Hence, we are seeing more and more private tutoring classes being undertaken by students. But whose fault is it anyways? Do you think that teaching students the same way as was done about 50 years ago will work today in this age of computer? Today's students are so brilliant they can run gaming applications on your computer in a flip second. Hence, the new generation of students require a new teaching mechanism which has a fresh outlook and provides enough opportunities to students to showcase their talents through studies. This is not possible with the current teaching mechanism. If you are an online tutor you might agree with me on this hard fact that something drastic needs to happen, so that education does not become a mere formality for students to graduate or post-graduate and then they start their life without getting the requisite knowledge that is the basic objective of the courses. You might be wondering the question what is the solution to this serious problem that has been lingering around for a very long time?

Now remember my blogs are focused on the education of primary level students i.e., from STD I to VIII. Hence, there is no question of starting this debate for college students as they are mature enough to know what is right or wrong for them. They can study on their own and get good grades on their own. But small children are unaware of right or wrong things. They are basically following the traits of their parents. Hence, the most important thing is to understand their needs by thinking like a child. I have already discussed this thing in detail in my previous blog. So let me cut this topic and focus on the teaching mechanisms that can work wonders for Online Tutors.


I tried to research a lot on internet through the keywords "innovative teaching patterns used by online tutors" on "Google" and found about 2,570,000 results but was not able to get one teaching pattern which was interesting enough to be worth mentioning in this blog. There were lot of research papers but they were mostly about the past research activities followed to derive at the teaching patterns that are being used in present education system. So I was even more curious to know exactly why we are lagging behind in finding out innovative teaching techniques for students in case of online tutoring.

I found that the business model of online tutoring itself is flawed. It is very difficult to get the right kind of results if you are designing the course curriculum without understanding the needs of your primary audience i.e., children/students and parents. Please note that parents have the purchasing power of paying for the e-learning courses but students are your target audience. You cannot ignore this very serious fact. Lot of times online tutors fail to see this aspect and miserably fail in imparting knowledge to the student. Human tendency is such that we tend to think that whatever we do will be good for the other person and fail to see the far reaching implications on the other person. In this case, we are talking about students. When you are trying to force your learning on the students it is very difficult for you to engage them and provide the requisite knowledge to them. I will give you a personal example to explain this scenario. Suppose you are an online tutor. Now usually online courses have a very one dimensional speaker who dictates every point so that the students can get the points while reading the chapters. But have you ever wondered students are not happy with the one dimensional voice they need something interactive which can help them solve their doubts instantly rather than wait for your emails to reach them for solving their problems. Now this is a serious problem. Let me reiterate this point so that you can understand the seriousness of the issue. Avoid monotony and provide interactive support to the students so that they can get enriching experience while learning the e-learning course.

Hence;

"BUILD SOMETHING CREATIVE AND INTERACTIVE SO THAT STUDENTS GET AN ENRICHING EXPERIENCE FROM THE ONLINE COURSE. AVOID MONOTONY AND THINK OF INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUES TO MAKE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE SUBJECT. ENCOURAGE THEM TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT WITHOUT ANY FEAR OF FAILURE. PROVIDE AMPLE SCOPE FOR DEVELOPMENT EXERCISES AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER WHICH NOT ONLY ENHANCES KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING BUT ALSO INCULCATES CREATIVITY IN STUDENTS."

The other thing is to integrate videos and pictures in the course curriculum as per the course requirements. Do not try to overdo the things because then it will only worsen the problem rather than providing the solution to the problem. Hence; try to balance the content with videos and pictures. Try to make the course very attractive in terms of visual viewing. Use animated characters and images to display lessons from English. You can also use appropriate anecdotes to make students interested in the subjects. Furthermore, for Math you can use various techniques mentioned in my previous blog titled "Challenging task of making math a fun-loving activity for students".

"USE YOUR IMAGINATION AND ORIGINALITY TO DEPICT YOUR COURSES WITH IMAGES AND VIDEOS CREATIVITELY. FOR ENGLISH AND OTHER THEORY COURSES USE ANIMATIONS TO SHOWCASE THE LESSONS SO THAT STUDENTS FIND IT IRRESISTABLE AND STICK WITH THE LESSONS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. THIS WILL ALSO HELP THEM TO LEARN THE CHAPTERS EASILY AND RETAIN THEM FOR A LONGER PERIOD DURING EXAMS WITHOUT THE WORRIES OF MAKING THEM CRAM THE TOPICS. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT NEED CRAMMERS AS OUR FUTURE; WE NEED PEOPLE WHO ARE INTELLIGENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TO CARRY ON WITH THE INNOVATIVE ACTIVITIES AS PASSED OUT BY OUR GENERATION."

Before a student enrolls for your e-learning course always know them personally. This will help you build healthy rapport with the student. It will also help you in learning about their strengths and weaknesses which will make you aware of the points that you need to stress on; to get them on the right track. Understand the problems of the student but never over-empathize with them because students especially in primary education are very good at blackmailing. You should try to balance the act between a tutor and a friend and try to build their confidence in you. I know you might be wondering how is this possible in online tutoring. The answer is quite simple. Everything is possible in today's technological world. You can interact the student through a webcam. This can give personal touch to the student and also give them an opportunity to clarify their doubts or ask inquisitive questions pertaining to the chapters they have studied so far.

Remember:

"NEVER BREAK THE CONFIDENCE OF THE CHILD. HAVE PATIENCE WHILE DEALING WITH THEM. GIVE THEM POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT EVERY NOW AND THEN. BE IN TOUCH EVEN IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN A DIFFERENT CONTINENT ALTOGETHER INSTILL THE CONFIDENCE IN THEM TO GIVE YOU A CALL THROUGH WEBCAM SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE PERSONALIZED COMMUNICATION WITH THEM. REMEMBER TO PRAISE THEM FOR GOOD RESULTS AND ENCOURAGE THEM IF THEY DO NOT FARE WELL IN THE TESTS BY REMINDING THEM ABOUT THEIR BEST ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE SO FAR. SO THAT THEY CAN GET BACK WITH FULL FLOW AND ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE IN NEAR FUTURE. REMEMBER THE JOB OF AN ONLINE TUTOR IS NOT TO JUST PROVIDE COURSE MATERIAL TO THE STUDENTS THEY ALSO NEED TO INSTILL CONFIDENCE IN THE STUDENT TO FARE WELL NOT ONLY ACADEMICALLY BUT ALSO IN LIFE. MAKE THEM A GOOD HUMAN BEING BY INSTILLING GOOD HABITS IN THEM. CREATE A BETTER FUTURE BY MAKING THE FUTURE OF A STUDENT"

The points discussed in this blog have been provided to make some path-breaking changes in the online education mechanism. If you do wish to provide your feedback or suggestion feel free to post your comments on this blog.


About emPower

emPower  is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.
For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.
Media Contact (emPower)
Jason Gaya
marketing@empowerbpo.com

emPower
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Ph: 502 -400-9374
http://www.empowerbpo.com
http://hardik.practutor.com

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Arousing interests in students for e-learning courses through creative means

There is no dearth of e-learning courses around the globe. But the question is: are these courses really enhancing the knowledge of children? While researching on this subject I came across staggering results. I found that although the numbers of e-learning courses have increased considerably in recent past; students are still unable to derive 100% benefit from these courses. I know 100% benefit is a mere myth and cannot be achieved in one grasp; but still there has to be a way through which students retain majority of portion in one go without any outside interface or pressure from parents. Once that has been done, the real worth of e-learning courses can be derived.

It is often said that content is the king. This is absolutely true for good e-learning courses. Although designing an e-learning course is also an integral part of the big deal; without game-changing content, it is very difficult to arouse interest in the minds of the students. Now this is a very big deal, because if you make students yearn for your course; half of your problem is solved. With so much competition, the expectations are quite high in terms of quality content delivery and on top of it; the other criteria is that content should be in sync with the designs of the website. This is really a high pressure situation, because you need to be at the top of your game to succeed at this level.

Tutors also need to be in regular touch with the students so that they can provide proper guidance to them after specific period for instance; weekly or fortnightly as per their convenience. This will enable students to get personalized touch from the tutors. The major objective of providing personalized touch in e-learning courses is to make students genuinely interested in the course. They can then ask relevant questions to the tutors thereby getting additional knowledge on the subjects.

Although every e-learning course provider rhetorically knows about these basic ideas they are not able to transform them into realities. Now this is a big problem; and this question always remains unanswered: How does one arouse interests in students through e-learning courses? I know you are jumping off your seats and are saying every other fellow knows the answer. But is the answer really that simple? Are we really able to understand the needs of the students? What are the different factors which make or break the success of an e-learning course? In this blog; I will try to answer all these questions and hopefully when I end this blog; you will have a rough idea of what exactly is required in terms of creativity to encourage students to study hard for the respective courses? How can you make a boring subject interesting for the students?

Now remember that when I talk about students I am talking about children within age group of 4-15 years. This is the age where children learn from their surroundings and are able to grasp things quite easily. This is also the age wherein; the inbuilt creativity in children can be developed without any force or compulsion. The basic objective of an e-learning course should be to encourage the students to use their creativity and get innovative solutions on their own by solving the problems. Remember that getting a different solution for a problem every time does not make a child dumb. It is our perception which makes things right or wrong. Once we have adapted to the way a child thinks, it will be very easy to design a course curriculum which will not only impart knowledge; but also enhance the creativity in children.

I am yet to come across an e-learning course which takes the point discussed earlier into consideration; while designing the course curriculum. This is a very sad thing because it also shows that e-learning course providers are not able to understand the needs of the children and hence, are failing to create interests in students. So, the very first point to consider while arousing interest in students is to THINK LIKE A CHILD; and design the course curriculum keeping in mind the creativity aspect of children that can be enhanced through designing innovative course curriculum.

Thinking like a child is not an easy thing. You might also question me: what do you mean by creating a course curriculum presuming yourself as a child? Now this is a very important question, which needs to answered in detail; because most of the e-learning course providers miss out on understanding this simple criteria; and end up messing up with their entire course curriculum.

You will not end up with the same fate; as you have already begun the success journey which will guarantee that your course is quite different and unique from other e-learning course providers. Remember when you were a child there were three most important things which created interests in your minds. Let me list these three things:
  • Engagement
  • Competition
  • Rewards
Let me explain each of these points in detail with a scenario-based example which will clear the concepts in your mind:
  • Engagement: Imagine your childhood days are back again. You are sitting on your couch playing video game. As you cross each level the excitement arouses and you are totally involved in the game. In other words you are engaged in that activity which keeps you from doing other activities till you have completed the game thoroughly. Now get back to the present and visualize whether the course content that you have developed has engaging points in it. Whether it can keep a child involved for a majority of their time without diverting to other activities?
If your answer is yes; then you have found the perfect winning formulae for designing the e-learning course. In that case you do not have to read further. But if you are still confused and are asking the same question i.e., How to engage children in the course curriculum? The answer lies within the problem. Create the curriculum in such a manner that it seems like fun to the children. Make it so engaging that they do not wish you get off their study room till they have completed the specific chapter or the desired objective. You can do it with interactive videos or pictures that engage students to the course. You can also create a unique concept which will give you the first-mover advantage over other e-learning course providers. The key to the solution is to think creatively and differently from others. Remember if your course is not different or unique then it will not survive the tough competition in the market. Be very proactive research a lot and come up with creative solutions. By being creative and different you are giving yourself an opportunity to engage the children to your e-learning course. That should be the ultimate bate to attract parents and children.
  • Competition: Remember the good old times in your childhood when you used to have a healthy competition amongst your friends while playing cricket or football to become a wicket keeper or goal keeper. Try to visualize the kind of competition that used to take place to bat first or to keep the wickets while playing cricket. Likewise try to remember the competition that used to take place to fight for your place as a goal keeper while playing football. Counting the number of runs or goals scored by each individual to prove your mantle in the entire group and surpassing that figure to become the ultimate winner used to be your sole objective.
Likewise, in the present scenario, games have changed; but with the help of social networking sites it is always possible to share your academic scores with your colleagues, so that there is healthy competition amongst all the children and everyone can give their best to achieve their academic goals. Thinking out-of-the-box can also be quite profitable for an e-learning course provider; as they can cater to an all-together new market. For example; integrating games with course curriculum can increase the potential of success for the e-learning courses.
  • Rewards: As a child, remember the enthusiasm that you used to feel while getting a reward for a sport. It was considered to be a big achievement. Likewise when children are rewarded for the dedication and application that they show for learning and scoring good marks in the quiz; it results in positive reinforcement. This is the ultimate game changing moment for the e-learning course provider since; they now have all the cards in their hands; and deep down in their heart they know that their course is an instant success with the children. They can then experiment with something unique and different for the betterment of the course curriculum.  
In the end; I would like to conclude this blog by highlighting couple of things which will give an opportunity to e-learning course providers to get success with flying colors.
  • Always give importance to learning and knowledge rather than marks and ranking system.
  • Even if a child does not score well encourage him/her with positive feedback so that they can get back to studies and perform well in the next quiz/exam.
About emPower

emPower  is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.

For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.

Media Contact (emPower)
Jason Gaya
marketing@empowerbpo.com

emPower
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Ph: 502 -400-9374
http://www.empowerbpo.com
http://hardik.practutor.com

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3 Components for Developing a Great eLearning Game

As technology has advanced, lots of innovative ideas are being tried in the education domain to make the experience of children pleasurable. Keeping this in mind, this article focuses on crucial components for developing a great e-learning game.

Combining education with entertainment is not a cup of tea for ordinary developer. It requires lot of creativity and patience. The smooth layouts and graphics add to the visuals of the game. But the major purpose of the e-learning game should be to impart knowledge to the students. But it is quite subjective to define a good e-learning game. It is still an unknown entity which has not been answered properly. This article talks about different components which help in developing a great e-learning game. Let us look at these components in detail:
  • Perfect combination of learning and entertainment: Always ensure that there is a perfect blend of learning and entertainment while developing an e-learning game. Care should be taken that the learning objectives behind developing the game is fulfilled. For example; for English you can have various word jigjaw puzzles and memory games to strengthen the memory of the student. Always try to integrate all the crucial aspects that are important from the learning perspective to be present in the game.
  • Give impetus to the students to play the game: Children are the most difficult target audience to attract because they genuinely like or dislike the game. Hence, it is very important to provide proper impetus to the students to play the games. For example; if there are puzzles in the game each level needs to present different challenge so that children do not get bored with the games and play to learn something from it. Engagement and attraction are two things which make children focus on the game.
  • Target the essential elements of learning in the game: Always focus on the learning aspect in the game. Try to eradicate those portions wherein the learning aspect gets diverted. For example; if you are playing a game on grammar which deals with identifying verbs and nouns from a group of sentences. If you are constantly clicking on the ground to walk around, examining surroundings to identify boxes and then picking them up, the verbs that get collected are not of relevance as they are not part of the learning mechanism.
Context is of prime importance in an e-learning game. An experienced e-learning provider would follow the points mentioned above and create extravagant e-learning games for children.

About emPower

emPower  is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.

For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.

Media Contact (emPower)
Jason Gaya
marketing@empowerbpo.com

emPower
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Ph: 502 -400-9374
http://www.empowerbpo.com
http://hardik.practutor.com

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SIX E-LEARNING MYTHS AND THE REALITIES ASSOCIATED WITH IT

E-learning courses have seen a downward trend in recent times. In this article; we look at several misconceptions and realities associated with e-learning courses.


E-learning industry has been going through a tough stage. There are mixed reactions which have been received from students about the quality of e-learning courses. There are some misconceptions associated with e-learning which needs to be clarified. Let us look at these misconceptions and the realities associated with it:
  • Myth: Quantity is as significant as quality. Generally e-learning is priced according to the volume produced. Even customers are concerned with the volume of content rather than the quality of the content. But this is not correct.
Reality: If the e-learning course is designed taking into consideration quality of the content, then the same course can get reduced by a considerable margin. This will ultimately result in saving of time. The employees can then concentrate on their work and learn through practical case studies provided in the e-learning courses.  
  • Myth: All the content is important.  Lots of times customers feel that all the content is important for the e-learning course. However, that is not the case.
Reality: There is no guarantee that everything displayed in the course will be understood and recalled by the student. Hence; it is important for the customers to understand that all the content is not required for the course and only the important parts that comprises of major learning needs to be integrated in the course. Content should be designed keeping in aspect different things like: usability approach, frequency, importance and type of use etc. Once these aspects have been decided then the content is prepared keeping in focus the training, reference material and things to exclude from the content.
  • Myth: E-learning is just a course. Most of the customers believe that e-learning is merely an electronic textbook that replaces classroom training. That is not true.
Reality: It is more involved in practical approaches which help people in improving their performance. It should comprise of various different subjects like:
    • Knowledge management
    • Performance support systems
    • Intranets
    • Practice environments
    • Standard electronic courses

  • Myth: Things will become easier once the technology improves.  There is a common belief that e-learning is falling behind because of the current state of technology. There is always a hope for a miracle cure round the corner but the major problem is the level of training at the level of delivery. Reality: Lot of time is devoted to understand the content management and training approach which will never go away. This does not mean that improvements in technology, standards, and theories will not help but it will not cure the current problems faced in designing e-learning courses easily.
  • Myth: E-learning is easy.  Clients believe that they are paying for simplicity. But is it so simple to make the complicated subject simpler?
Reality:  Clients often expect simpler solutions to complicated ones. But e-learning has always been more about making complex things clearer and simple.
  • Myth: E-learning provides one-time quick fix solution.  It is often believed that e-learning provides quick fix solution to practical problems in real time. However; that is not true.
Reality: It really takes time and energy to develop content for the courses in accordance to the target audience.

E-learning courses give practical exposure to the students. With the help of these courses; corporate executives can learn to solve practical problems faced in the organization. An efficient e-learning course provider should take these points seriously and create a proficient course that meets the needs of the target audience.

About emPower

emPower  is a leading provider of comprehensive Healthcare Compliance Solutions through Learning Management System (LMS). Its mission is to provide innovative security solutions to enable compliance with applicable laws and regulations and maximize business performance. empower provides range of courses to manage compliance required by regulatory bodies such as OSHA, HIPAA, Joint commission and Red Flag Rule etc. Apart from this emPower also offers custom demos and tutorials for your website, business process management and software implementation.

Its Learning Management system (LMS) allows students to retrieve all the courses 24/7/365 by accessing the portal. emPower e-learning training program is an interactive mode of learning that guides students to progress at their own pace.

For additional information, please visit http://www.empowerbpo.com.

Media Contact (emPower)
Jason Gaya
marketing@empowerbpo.com

emPower
12806 Townepark Way
Louisville, KY 40243-2311
Ph: 502 -400-9374
http://www.empowerbpo.com
http://www.empowerlms.com

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