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Misconceptions About eLearning

Several misconceptions about eLearning can influence people’s opinions about how effective eLearning is for learning and development. They must be addressed to change the narrative of how eLearning is perceived.

Let’s look at some common misconceptions about eLearning.

eLearning is not Engaging

Misconception: eLearning is passive, less engaging and lacks interaction.

Reality: eLearning includes a variation of videos, case studies, infographics, quizzes and puzzles. It can be fun and engaging, and the learner stays active throughout the learning process.

Need to be Tech-Savvy

Misconception: You need to be tech-savvy to complete an eLearning course.

Reality: eLearning courses are easy to navigate, user friendly and designed to be straightforward.

3B Training discusses the misconceptions people have about eLearning courses.

Low-Quality Content

Misconception: eLearning content is of lower quality compared to classroom training.

Reality: eLearning content is high-quality content developed with trainers who are experts in the chosen field.

eLearning isn’t as Effective as Classroom Courses

Misconception: If the course content is not delivered by a trainer, then the delegates are not learning what they should be.

Reality: eLearning is another way to learn; the learner has control over their learning and can learn at their own pace. Also, the learner can work quicker on areas they are comfortable with and slower on the areas they are not sure of.

eLearning Courses are Easier

Misconception: eLearning courses are easier, so the workload is smaller.

Reality: eLearning is a different way to deliver the same learning outcomes you would expect from other types of delivery.

One Approach for All

Misconception: eLearning offers one approach for all learners, with little customisation.

Reality: eLearning content can be customised to meet different organisation bespoke needs.

eLearning has made online learning more accessible because it can be assessed from anywhere and at any time. It also gives you the option to learn at your own pace.

Overall, the realities explained in this article should hopefully address these misconceptions. Also, it can help individuals and organisations appreciate the value of eLearning as a learning method.

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