Contrary to popular belief, there are now a wide range of e-learning options that are suitable for everyone, not just students. Regardless of topic, you can find an online option for just about anything you need. Whether you’re looking to complete a degree, need on-the-job-training, or you’re looking for a refresher course in a particular topic (haven’t driven a car for a few years?), chances are, you will be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Here’s the latest on what’s going on in some of the most popular sectors of online learning:
Elementary school-age children are being exposed to e-learning as early as kindergarten. In the beginning, they’ll start out with fun, educational games, but as they age, they are partaking in more and more projects online. Many children are doing online homework assignments, as well as accessing materials on tablets. The future of e-learning on the K-12 level is still in its infancy, but the more technology kids are exposed to, the more it will help them learn.
E-learning has taken off at the college level for many reasons. First, taking online courses allows a greater number of students access to higher education, and in many cases it can be much less expensive than attending a traditional university. Second, taking college courses online allows for a greater degree of flexibility, especially for more mature students with full-time jobs and families. Much of the coursework can be completed on a convenient time frame, as opposed to have to adhere to a strict class schedule. Third, there are a large number of accredited degree programs available online, so you can complete a bachelors or masters degree with next to no time in an actual classroom. Years ago, it was work or school; today e-learning makes it possible to do both at the same time.
Many companies are cutting back on in-person training seminars in order to save on fees and travel expenses. Now, employees can get the training they need online during business or off hours. E-learning offers management the opportunity to track employees’ progress, while learners get the high-quality tools they need to excel in their current positions or advance in their careers.
Two of the fastest growing sectors of e-learning are the heath care and consumer categories. Both health care professionals and the general public are benefiting from coursework and seminars available online to stay informed about rapid industry changes. This is crucial for employees of local health care providers as well as patients, giving everyone the opportunity to understand the ins-and-outs of their insurance coverage and other resources available to them.
Consumers benefit by accessing product tutorials and loyalty programs relating to the products they purchase. If you’re going to invest hard earned money in a new laptop or high definition television, you want to get the biggest bang for your buck. Many consumer product companies now have loads of information available online that will help you get the most out of your purchase by teaching you how to use it. You can also get feedback from other consumers who have made the same purchase.
Here are the most popular courses that are available right now:
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CNA Healthpro Dental Professional Liability Risk Management Program
Career Real Estate College
Design Build Institute of America