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How To Develop Online Learning Programs
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Published Aug. 2017
TO MANY IN THE FUTURE, online learning will be as important as seeing lectures face-to-face at a university, library, or classroom. To help build the programs we require to meet this demand, how can we develop and enhance our learning environments? So, what do we need to learn in order to truly flourish in a campus of tomorrow?
TMI, less is more
In the past, studying online took more effort than simply reading a document. Learning something all by itself often meant a long bus ride to the internet research center. However, to the new generation of learners, that times-worn process is a thing of the past. Their brain is already informed through media, so its an efficiency that simply doesn’t have to occur anymore.
Less data analysis, more learning
The site iCourse.me has been transforming the online learning landscape for years by making data analysis quite accessible. By providing courses without a lot of depth, they feel more manageable and mustachioed. More importantly, these systems don’t require a ton of handling or hand holding. This means less study time is required and more available time for course discovery and engagement.
Some people might say, “How could we solve that problem if data analysis wasn’t necessary?” I’d respond, simply, that it’s not. Don’t worry, it’s not. Overwhelming information makes for too much that we can’t process. Learning just takes less analysis, more studying. I hate to break it down like this, but with enough information, we can get halfway there. On to more important things.
I don’t need to know everything
There’s a tool we’ve all heard of, Google Instant. Think about it for a moment. In a fraction of a second, we’re able to learn and react to situations without having to know everything. In other words, the tool puts the learning process at our fingertips. While I couldn’t think of many circumstances where we shouldn’t learn through an online method, there is one in particular: training. A training program can often serve as the foundation for a more comprehensive degree program.
Most college students are taught the proper way to conduct an investigation and complete a task. This is why they generally know how to navigate a computer (particularly using the internet) and use a word processor (as well as managing their time). These experiences are largely enablers in achieving success. However, when you choose to learn through a training program, your study skills will not be limited to the actual skills. You will gain an understanding of things like research, time management, and organization. Furthermore, you’ll gain the mental tools to study to your heart’s content. Training is what puts the finger in the dike and helps future students stay connected.
Classes are a fantastic way to make money
For many, college may be a profession, but it’s not necessarily the right professional path for all students. Some may want to learn, build skills, and travel around the world, but prefer to focus on more practical activities in the meantime. For these students, the digital training method is a great solution. Whether you’re interested in entering the workforce, starting a business, or just spend time doing something you like, digital training can be very beneficial to your experience and general security.
People are people. Online or in-person. One thing’s for sure: they all want the same thing: to be better. Our rapidly changing digital environment means that we need to create online learning platforms that cater to students of all ages and genres.