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E-learning advantages and disadvantages

E-learning has many advantages, but it also has a few disadvantages. OnlineITcourses.com has already resolved most of the disadvantages for you with its social learning concept. Below you will find a summary of all the advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages

  • Cheaper
    On average an e-learning training course is between 60 and 80 per cent cheaper than comparable classroom training. There are also no additional costs such as travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Efficient
    Research has shown that when using e-learning, you learn more in the same time than when learning by traditional methods. Among other things this is because you learn at your own optimum speed, there is a high degree of interaction and there is the possibility of repeating the learning materials easily at a later time.
  • Flexible
    You can follow the course at your own speed, 24 hours a day, wherever you are.
  • Just in time
    You can start acquiring the knowledge you need at the exact time you need it.
  • Fast
    You don't waste any time on travelling, or with fellow students who learn more slowly than you do.
  • Practically oriented
    Acquired knowledge can be applied immediately in practice, because you are learning from the workplace.
  • Multimedia
    Using IT creates a rich multimedia learning environment which ensures that knowledge can be absorbed better and faster. It's also much more fun.
  • Competence-focused
    Only learn what you need to improve your competences.

Disadvantages

  • Self-motivation
    As a student you must be able to motivate yourself to follow and complete the course.
  • Internet skills
    As a student you must have basic internet skills. These days it almost never the case that these basic skills are not present.
  • Learn with IT tools
    Some professions still feel resistance against learning using IT tools, and would prefer learning the traditional way. However this group is steadily declining given that learning using IT tools is becoming more common. Younger generations are no longer used to anything else.
  • Learning in your own time?
    Many employers and employees almost automatically assume that e-learning training should be done in your own time. Make good arrangements about this in advance to avoid any unnecessary resistance. It is in fact often an advantage to learn in your own practical environment, learning where the knowledge being acquired is actually to be used.
  • Not suitable for all objects
    E-learning is not (yet) suitable for all subjects. Behavioral training and courses with a major (non-technical) practical component are not yet suitable for e-learning.

Allready solved for you

  • Learning management system
    Traditionally you need to implement a Learning Management System (LMS) to be able to offer e-learning training to your employees. This means purchase, implementation and management costs for you. In the concept of OnlineITcourses.com, an LMS is already included. So you don't have any extra expenses or bother with this.
  • Expensive to undergo training
    Icttrainingen.nl only works with standard e-learning training courses. These training courses are taken from various producers of high-quality standard e-learning training courses. As a client of OnlineITcourses.com you therefore do not have to make any initial investment, but can purchase the courses on an individual basis, without any further obligations. An additional advantage is that the training courses always remain up-to-date in this way.
  • Standard e-learning courses are expensive
    With almost all providers of standard e-learning training courses, the purchaser is involved in major financial obligations in order to be able to use the courses. OnlineITcourses.com has already agreed these contracts, and you can benefit from them through us.
  • Support for the implementation of e-learning
    We provide extensive support for the correct use of all e-learning training courses we offer. Among others through chat, FAQs, e-mail and a support system. In this way students always have one contact point.

Interested?

Would you like to deploy e-learning within your organization? See our full training catalog here, or read more here about what OnlineITcourses.com can mean for your organization.