Online Learning Platforms-Role in Academic Growth and Development
An Online Learning Platform can be a Learning Management System (LMS) or Learning Content Management System (LCMS) or Learning Experience Platform (LEP/LXP) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or a Virtual Classroom Tool.
Each platform differs in its features, USP and functionality. Also, all digital learning platforms can support various forms of learning, i.e., Traditional Classroom Learning, Online Learning, and Blended Learning.
All Educational Institutions including Schools, Colleges, Universities, Training Centres and Vocational Institutions have already adopted or are in the process of adopting a digital learning platform to support their learning needs of their learners, thus, mandating specialized technology solutions to support all forms of learning.
The role of Teacher-led instructional learning methodology remains undiminished with both energy/enthusiasms. Instructors still remain the primary source of instructions and hence knowledge sharing.
Digital Technology and its unprecedented advancements are constantly providing learners with wealthy opportunities in WHAT/WHERE/HOW want to LEARN at both the COMFORT and CONVENIENCE of learners.
What Online Learning Platforms Can Facilitate and Foster for Academic Growth and Development:
A virtual learning platform allows learners to learn in a cost-effective manner whether it to Educational Institutions or for Corporates. Curating Content resources is also easy.
b) Ease of Access:
The Complete Library of Resources can be accessed via the online learning platform. The Platform is structurally organized to provide easy-to-access to its users. The learning resources are available in various rich media content forms with archives. Anytime Anywhere Access is available for learners across smart devices. Content downloads and use within the platform via offline usage is made possible.
c) Rich Digital Media:
To foster more engagement in the learning process, digital learning platforms allow to make use of the rich media content. Rich media assists in bringing life to abstract concepts in its various content forms via text, images, audio and video, thus stimulating interest and further boost context to learning concepts.
d) Advanced Analytics:
Digital Learning Platforms allows educators to create, personalize and gain access to reports that provide insights on the progress made by students for assignments, assessments and work completion thus paving a way for defining personalized journeys and then outcomes and hence personalized learning paths either to individual learners or in groups.
e) Access to Resources:
With a digital learning platform, learning is a continuous process. Resources in the form of repository or learning libraries are available round the clock and at the comfort of a mouse click and even after the actual learning hours. For practical learning, a simulated approach can be made a part of the learning process, made accessible anytime, anywhere.
f) Social Learning:
Being digital makes social savvy. Learners can use tools such as chats, social media channels, online discussion forums and also debate in a more interactive, collaborative and personalized learning way. Advanced communication tools facilitate interaction with other students/learners, Teachers, Peers and external Communities can also be taken up actively via messages and emails.
g) Self-Paced Learning:
Online Learning Platforms enable and encourage Self-Paced/Self-Directed learning. Self-Paced learning allows students to find answers without the role of an instructor, which makes Students learn inquisitive about learning concepts and thus learn about progressive career paths paving a way for a successful career. Self-Paced learning helps students/learners identify the weak and strong areas, thus making a way to identify and upscale their learning patterns.
Knowledge and Technology both are constantly evolving and hence reskilling, or upskilling is always required to learners/educators to be on track to remain in active competition.
Harnessing technology advancements in EdTech is a boon and is crucial for educational Institutions/Corporate Companies to harness to its advantage. Cloud-based online learning platforms provide 24×7 access to learning resources anytime anywhere. Learners can download the course content for offline use too suitable for low bandwidth access. Virtual Learning Platforms also offer a range of communication tools for learners/students to communicate with instructors and peers.
Online Learning Platforms provide learners with hands-on experience in the latest technology and keep them abreast of technological advancements, a unique skill that will remain in competition and seek career opportunities in the future, in the real World.
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