Technology surrounds people everywhere in the 21st century and plays an important role. Whether online shopping or the use of social media – global user numbers are still increasing. Another fundamental change is currently taking place in the media shadow of this: the rapidly increasing introduction of eLearning solutions and a related boom in the industry, which is often overlooked by the mass media. Often the potential of self-directed, local and time-independent learning is not understood at all. Electronic learning is not just another form of learning among many others, but one that offers important organizational and financial advantages due to its enormous flexibility. And thus, changes the learning process itself. It is precisely this change that must be known to central educational institutions such as companies, schools and universities if it is to be successful. And so it is. Multinational companies, for example, are particularly keen to use learning management systems in order to ensure the efficient and consistent transfer of knowledge among their workforce worldwide.
But where does the current increase in the importance of eLearning actually become inevitably visible? – For example, in start-ups that owe their entire entrepreneurial success to eLearning. Numerous start-ups have rapidly received a company valuation in the billions. For example, learning app Byju’s, which comes from India and has been helping pupils in grades 4 to 12 to acquire knowledge since 2011.
For many centuries there has been no decisive change in learning. After all, knowledge has always come from books and libraries. But today it’s different. Learners are increasingly accessing and acquiring knowledge via smartphones and tablets. There is no need to travel – access is possible around the clock, regardless of opening hours. Even small learning snacks can be used to learn without any problems, which has even coined the technical term “micro learning”. It is important to keep your eyes on the ball: While in the past, in the past, in-company education was primarily based on training and was therefore limited in time, today every learner has permanent access to all knowledge collected within the company and can set a learning process in motion himself. And in the case of adaptive learning systems, they can even be adapted to their individual learning methods. This is exactly what distinguishes eLearning and brings about a reorientation of learning.
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