Given the fact that we live in the digital age, one of the most powerful forms of educating the masses happens to be through a digital format. This is why both government organizations and private ones alike often develop modules for information dissemination online as they are able to target key demographics more effectively than before. E-learning has indeed come a long way; and while the traditional means of disseminating information through the form of flyers, letters still remain, they are not that effective as the digital sort, where you are able to reach out to more people and in turn get a better response for your ads.
But we have come a long way and today, e-learning is slowly giving way to practicing one’s craft through digital means and with the help of AI, artificial intelligence. Thanks to e-learning and the various opportunities it affords us, doctors located on other continents can now operate on patients despite being separated from the patient by thousands of miles. While that may seem like science fiction it actually happens to be part of our reality. Several specialty doctors have already commenced doing so, by working on patients located elsewhere through digital portals, and AI.
In fact, nearly all schools and colleges utilize e-learning to one extent or another where class modules are developed for online dissemination, and the students can review the same, shoot questions at the lecturer in real-time and get his response in a matter of minutes. Gone are the days when you had to wait patiently until the end of the class to ask your queries and to clear your doubts – students can now do this instantaneously and in a matter of seconds. Moreover, e-learning modules enable students to collaborate on projects in real-time, compare notes and collaborate in real-time.
On the flip side, e-learning courses come with a higher price tag than regular courses but they are worth it since you can learn much more effectively through the same. In fact, most students from the time they sit for their standardized tests to taking semester exams, often do it online which makes for a seamless and more effective testing method. The effects of e-learning are bound to trickle down so that it is only a matter of time before all classes in school start opting for e-learning modules than the usual method of textbooks and heavy notebooks. In fact, it is only a matter of time before all students ditch their notebooks for the erstwhile laptop. With more e-learning modules being developed, you can expect all organizations to opt for the same to disseminate information in the near future.
So the next time you see your kid lugging his laptop to the school instead of the usual notebooks don’t be too surprised. The one downside to this is that there is no dedicated agency to supervise, and regulate e-learning but this is bound to change in the near future as more and more companies migrate to e-learning modules and online presentations.