According to a study by Brandon-Hall, learners typically take 40% – 60% less time in online learning modes than in typical classroom training. Moreover, e-learning maintains 25% — 60% retention rate, while face-to-face training only just manages to retain 8% — 10% of the same. For these reasons alone, companies worldwide have adopted online corporate training and 40% of them admit to achieve an 18% boost in their employee engagement.
Microlearning has become an absolute trend in e-learning. But why do we still speak about it as the main trend in online education, why is there so much buzz around microlearning and is it worth spending time on creating such classes at all?
Online learning offers a wealth of opportunities today. In the past, some stigma was attached to online learning. People believed that an online degree or certificate was not worth as much as one obtained from a real college or university. With many very reputable institutions offering online learning, online degrees now hold real value.
This everlasting battle “online learning vs traditional learning” has been gaining traction in recent years. While the term college is usually connected with packed auditoriums and chaotic organization, this might stop being true. Distance learning is becoming more and more popular each year.
Distance learning has been taking over the traditional classroom education for years now. Why is it happening, and what are the pros and cons of this transition?