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eLearning Don’t Let Myths Deter you

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Despite the widespread popularity of eLearning, some myths still surround this learning approach. This can prevent people from fully embracing the potential of eLearning. 

In this blog, we debunk these myths, look at what we think are the top 5, and explain why we believe they’re not true.

eLearning Replaces the Classroom

Learning comes in various forms, and eLearning is just one of them.

The learning process involves acquiring knowledge, applying it, and mastering skills through multiple events.

eLearning can complement traditional classroom training and enhance the overall learning experience. You can use pre-training videos to prepare learners for face-to-face sessions or post-training assessments to gauge their understanding.

eLearning doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing approach; it can be effectively combined with in-person training through a blended learning approach.

People Hate eLearning

In reality, people don’t hate eLearning itself; they dislike poorly designed courses.

Nothing is more uninspiring than listening to a monotonous voiceover with accompanying PowerPoint slides.

By incorporating videos, animations, scenarios, or simulations, you can make eLearning more engaging and enjoyable for your learners.

eLearning is Only for Tech-Savvy People

It is a common misconception that eLearning is only suitable for tech-savvy learners.

A well-designed and user-friendly eLearning course can make the learning accessible to a wider audience, including those with limited experience using digital devices.

The technology is there to facilitate the learning process and should not be a barrier.

eLearning is Expensive and Time-Consuming to Develop

Many believe that eLearning is an expensive investment that requires significant time and resources.

eLearning is often more cost effective than traditional training methods.

By eliminating expenses related to training space, travel costs, and in-person trainers, you can save money.

Additionally, you may already have a substantial amount of training content available, such as policies, processes, handbooks, or existing face-to-face training materials.

Working with an experienced eLearning development team can help streamline the process of transforming this content into usable eLearning materials.

eLearning Doesn’t Work for All Learners

There is a common belief that eLearning is not suitable for all learners due to different learning styles.

While there are different learning preferences, these styles are not fixed and can vary depending on the topic.

By incorporating various learning elements into your courses, such as infographics, interactive videos, or simulations, you can cater to different learning styles.

Making eLearning accessible through features like closed captions and screen reader capabilities ensures inclusivity for all users.

Closing Thoughts

eLearning is a valuable and flexible learning method that can enhance traditional approaches to learning.

By debunking the myths surrounding eLearning, you can fully embrace its potential and benefit from the effective and engaging learning experiences it offers.

As always, if you have any questions, or think we might be able to help you with your eLearning offering, feel free to message us or click here to schedule a meeting.

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