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Evidence of ELearning’s Positive Impact

Many people today praise elearning for the way it is accessible, can keep the costs of training down, and even bolster a company’s bottom line. Elearning is being used in both the corporate and educational sectors.  These are all great benefits, however elearning can do so much more than this.

The rise of elearning in education is no mystery in developed nations. Kids are receiving access to mobile devices in grade school, taking portions of their courses online, and interacting with the course content.

Sadly though, not every child has the ability to access mobile devices (let alone a computer), so leveraging the benefits of elearning is not a quite a possibility. This is why many developing countries are implementing programs to help provide children with the technology that many of us take for granted.

In the infographic below presents a variety of facts regarding the benefits of elearning – but more importantly it describes the impact that it can have when given to kids that normally lack access.

In just a few short weeks, the children started reciting their alphabet and even spelling.

After five months, the children had hacked Android!

This particular case study is a good example of the kind of benefit elearning can have to those fortunate enough to have access to it.

Maybe in time there will be more studies done to test the effectiveness of teaching literacy on a tablet. While elearning cannot completely replace a teacher, it is a great start for providing children much needed opportunity.

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About the Author:

Justin Ferriman is the Founder of LearnDash, a WordPress based LMS and Learning Strategy provider. He also works as a Learning & Collaboration Consultant where he implements large-scale training programs for Fortune 500 companies.

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