E-learning has become one of the most powerful mediums for teaching people new languages, techniques and skills. There are many mediums that are classified as e-learning materials, including DVD’s, CD-ROM’s, VLE’s—virtual learning environments, websites or intranets. Trainers need to stay ahead of the times when it comes to teaching and training materials because there is always a medium that could crop up at any moment and they can find themselves in the training seat, learning how to use them.
Home-Schooling and E-Learning
In the United States, one of the most popular forums for e-learning is the growing trend of home-schooling. Home schooling can be does by choice in most states, but also enforced by a court of the child is a constant truant. In the UK, the home-schooling system is not the same and has no specific structure. Therefore, if you are going to home-school your child you have to find out the best route to take to get the most efficiency from their learning experience. The child must also be kept up to date with the national curriculum standards.
Languages and Multi-Media
People who need to learn a new language tend to lean toward e-learning as the source of knowledge for learning that language. Being able to engage with the media is vital in the speed of learning process for many people. Multi-media is a very important source of information and can help considerably with learning a new language. Rosetta Stone is one of the best reviewed systems for learning a new language and its reputation for fast results is exceptional. The system works via DVD’s and CD-ROM’s to help novices learn a new language in a matter of weeks, rather than months or years.
E-learning can also have a powerful impact on those taking online classes or degrees. Online universities offer a huge selection of multi-media e-learning resources for their students, including those for doctoral degrees. This type of a media can be a suitable and beneficial way of learning, for those who cannot travel to a physical place of learning or those who need the convenience of online-learning.
Motivation is the Key
If you find it hard to self-motivate, you should probably look for a multi-media source of e-learning that engages you in the ways you need to learn. Many people are visual, others are auditory and others again are kinesthetic. These three traits come under the umbrella of ‘Neurolinguistic Programming’—NLP—which is the way in which our brains process information. Think about things you watch on TV, for
instance. You might respond more favourably to seeing something and remembering it, rather than hearing it. This would mean that your primary learning ability lies with visual aids, whereas if you hear something and remember it, you probably lean more towards auditory aids. Kinesthetic learning relies more heavily on the feeling you get when you experience something. Trying to find a source of learning that focuses on your main trait will help you learn faster and engage you better.