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Online learning: As easy as 1,2,3 …

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by OnrampKablooey No Comments

The way that we learn these days is so different to the way it was ten years ago, even five years ago. The world is changing at such a rapid rate, with new technologies being introduced constantly. The days of rushing to the library to copy some notes from the encyclopedia are long gone. Now, the only rushing that happens, is to the laptop: Google has all the answers you could possibly need, and then some.

Learning has also taken a turn in the last couple of years, with online learning and training now available at our fingertips. The internet has become an invaluable resource for education, and with the introduction of on-demand learning and learning from your computer, in your own space and in your own time – the world of education has opened up like never before.

Some of the benefits of online training and learning

Immediate and Cost-effective:

Benefit for students:
Little to no transport is required to hop onto the internet for a lesson. Lessons can also take place immediately, at the click of a button – no need to wait in long lines or sit in traffic for ages to get to class – you can simply walk from your bedroom to the study and voila, the lesson begins.

Benefit for companies:
There’s no need to hire out expensive venues to host hundreds of people, or worry about where they will park, eat and how comfy they’ll be. Online presentations and webinars allow you to reach thousands of people at the click of a button, increasing the flexibility of learning all round.

In OnRamp, you can attach multiple types of visual and downloadable resources to encourage optimal engagement from your audience, and with so many free tools and software available, like screen recording, graphics and slide shows, providing really engaging training content has never been easier and more cost effective.

Convenience:

Benefit for students:
With the ease of access to mobile devices, online training is conveniently available wherever you are. The beauty of learning online is that you don’t have to be in a class at the moment it happens. Lessons can easily be downloaded at a later stage, when it is convenient for you.

Benefit for companies:
Online training works well for businesses who need to plan a group session – they can easily download a pre-recorded webinar or presentation and show it to a team of individuals at a set time. If you are uploading training sessions, you can do this weeks in advance, without needing to be present at the time of the lesson.

Fun and Easy:

Benefit for students:
No more hot classrooms, surrounded by loads of people and sitting on hard chairs. Instead, you can sit in the comfort of your home, possibly even in your pj’s and learn at your leisure. It’s a much easier option and affords you the opportunity to actually enjoy your learning experience.

Benefit for companies:
Providing your team with an online training platform leaves a lot more room for a good return on your training investment – your costs will be lower and your time more efficiently utilised. Simply offering your team access to an online training platform like OnRamp, where they can login at their leisure and complete your training at any time – will allow for upskilling of your human resources, even while you hit the zzz’s.