Flexibility is the obvious benefit of e-learning, and there’s no doubt that a 24/7 availability of resources, and the ability to work at your own pace, is a major draw for many students. It has helped huge numbers work towards qualifications around their other commitments and has provided the privacy and support needed by those tentatively returning to study.
But, of course, there’s more to it than flexibility. E-learning has enabled students to participate in courses anywhere in the world without the costs of travel, making it affordable and practical. A student in Mumbai can experience the same consistent quality of teaching as one in Madrid or Manchester, and all of them are enjoying an environmentally friendly form of teaching where resources are online not printed and shipped all around the globe.
Those online resources help to retain students. There are lower drop-out rates when a student can go back over previous modules to ensure understanding and be guided along the way with tests, quizzes and interactive materials. E-learning allows people to learn their way, and by doing so course participants get much more from their training than extra knowledge. They get better results, a feeling of empowerment and let’s not underestimate the importance of this benefit if they get enjoyment too.
You can study just about anything online, including Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the CIPS professional qualification. If you’re not sure about an online route, then it’s worth knowing that our e-learning students have full support from CIPS qualified tutors, and since 2014, our students have achieved a 100% success rate.
Learning shouldn’t stop when we leave school or college. It should support our growth and development throughout the whole of our lives, to make our work more fulfilling and our leisure more fun. E-learning can make it all possible.