The term e-learning (for electronic learning) refers to online learning or online training. For several years now, the term "e-learning" has become common, thanks to the arrival and democratization of digital learning technologies.
E-learning modules are now widely used to train employees, students and customers on various subjects. E-learning modules are created by combining multiple media and teaching aids: videos, sounds, images, PDF, presentations, texts, interactive animations, etc. to create training sequences on a digital interface. Quizzes and assessments are also used in e-learning courses to enrich learning. E-learning training can go as far as obtaining a diploma or a certification.
It is generally necessary to use an authoring tool and a LMS platform such as ExperQuiz to design and deliver e-learning modules to learners and trainees.
The advantages of e-learning
E-learnings make training courses simpler to both conceive and deliver. Using e-learning has several advantages:
Suitable for teaching the majority of subjects,
Great accessibility since training is provided remotely. Learning can be done at home, at the office or elsewhere,
Takes into account the learning pace of each learner who can have the opportunity to review modules as many times as necessary and follow them independently,
Content reuse : e-learning modules can be used during several training sessions and in several training courses,
Limited cost compared to traditional face-to-face training (no room to be provided, no trainer on site, etc.) and a simplified organization thanks to digital tools and automated processes (sign-in, invitations, notifications, analysis of results, etc.),
The possibility of mixing e-learning modules and tests to enrich knowledge acquisition.
E-learning modules can also be integrated into a classic training including à trainer giving a face to face course to a small group or to an individual. The combination of face-to-face and online training is known as Blended Learning.
Finally and to sum up, e-learning makes it possible to train a large number of people in a short amount of time and of course at a limited cost.
The limits of e-learning
Although it has many advantages, the e-learning format also has some disadvantages to take into account:
The need to have a tool rich enough to design and distribute e-learning modules (a LMS platform for example),
Learners/trainees must be properly equipped: they must have a computer (or a mobile phone / tablet) and be comfortable with the use of digital technologies. It is essential to check that the e-learning format is adapted to the target audience,
The lack of interactivity and human contact: the absence of a trainer does not allow learners to ask questions or to be helped. The use of a chat makes it possible to partially overcome this drawback, but this requires that a trainer be available.
The trainer/organizer must be able to have precise monitoring of the progress of each learner in the training course.
Of course, for an e-learning module to remain relevant, it is essential to update the content and materials regularly.
E-learning modules with the LMS ExperQuiz
The LMS/LAS ExperQuiz is a complete authoring tool that allows you to design and distribute e-learning modules by integrating a wide variety of media and teaching aids. ExperQuiz is a Saas solution.
The intuitive interface is fully responsive and allows you to train learners and trainees on any subject. Learners have a personalized and dedicated space that will allow them to access e-learning modules and various educational resources.
ExperQuiz also offers the possibility of designing real questionnaires and assessments that can be integrated into e-learning modules or training courses, whether fully digital or in blended learning.