E-learning info graphics provides information about the rise and popularity of E-learning in all parts of the world.
The Benefits of E-learning:
E-learning is essentially education provided to you with the help of the internet. E-learning is a more interactive process, and helps provide training to many people who are located at different places. Sequencing, scenarios, visual design and interactions are important components.
The History of E-learning:
E-learning spans a history of over 150 years with the first self learning course being designed in 1840. Now, over 2 billion people have access to the internet across the world and 96% of US universities offer at least one completely online-based course. Translated into numbers, 12 million students in the US now take part in E-learning.
E-learning versus Classroom Teaching:
E-learning has several distinct advantages over traditional modes of learning. For example, while it can be isolating, E-learning courses are built by trained educationists, the content deliver is consistent, and since the content is reusable, the cost is less as well. The student can set the pace for himself.
Contributors to E-learning:
The project manager plays an important role and contributes 5 to 10% in the success of the project. The role of the instructional designer accounts for 30 to 40% of the project’s success, the multimedia designer’s 10 to 20%, e-learning developer’s 30 to 40% and so on.
Milestones in E-learning:
While 1971 saw Open University in England begin admissions for students, the term E-learning is coined in 1994. Other significant years in the development of E-learning include 1989, 1993, 1999 and 2004. E-learning is worth 34 billion USD. The University of Phoenix admits more than 500,000 students and the Open University in the UK admits over 250,000 students.
Benefits for Students:
Students can also participate in the teaching process in online courses. 30% of students of E-learning also teach at least one online course. Contrary to popular myth, 3/4ths of academic leaders believe that online education is at least as good as, if not better than, traditional classroom teaching.
MOOCs and the Future:
Massive Open Online Courses are the grand culmination of this vision of E-learning and in the 2011 MOOC prototype in Stanford, 160,000 students took part. 2012 has been declared the year of the MOOC. The impact has been felt in traditional education sector where applications in UK universities in the year 2012 have dropped by 60,000.
E-learning and Social Media:
The need for E-learning has been fueled by the growth of the social media. For example, the typical teen receives and sends over 3, 146 texts per month. Children aged 2 to 11 formed 9.5% of the students of online courses in the year 2009. 93% teens go online at various times in the day.
Parts of the Course:
E-learning is composed of many components like online seminars [36%], lectures [16%], and so on.59% of students demand the use of technology in their colleges. Of the various tools available, word processors [76%], email [66%], presentation software [47%] occupy most importance.
Cost Effective E-learning:
Renting e books in the E-learning module is very cost effective as a student can rent a textbook for 33 to 35% of the cost of a new textbook. Amazon offers up to 80% discount on rentals and the National Association of College Stores offers rental in nearly all of its 3000 adjuncts.
75% of kids aged 2 to 5 can use a mouse, and in the year 2012, the percentage of classrooms with internet is 98 as opposed to the year 1998 when it was 51%. With ¾ students preferring tablets over textbooks, E-learning is here to stay.