E-learning courses are innovative, digital teaching methods that make trainings more accessible to employees. The e-learning method comes with many benefits: it’s cost-efficient, allows remote learning and standardized assessment, while it is also easy to personalize and enables students to repeat learning materials. In our article, you can learn about the concept of e-learning, its advantages, and the steps of introducing an e-learning course.
In many countries - take Hungary, for example - e-learning and digital trainings used to be uncommon pedagogical methods before the pandemic. However, as a result of changed educational and working conditions, the number of educational institutions, training centers and workplaces using distance learning has increased significantly. But what exactly is e-learning? In his textbook, “The concept of eLearning”, Sandor Forgo media computer scientist defines e-learning courses as follows:
“E-learning is a form of training available on a computer network which, in the possession of efficient, optimal knowledge transfer and learning methods, organizes both the curriculum and student resources, as well as the tutor-learner communication and the interactive computer-based training software into a unified framework, and makes it accessible to students.”
Based on the above definitions and the experiences gained since the publication of the book, we can make the following statements about e-learning courses:
Even though many use e-learning and online education as interchangeable expressions, there is a difference. So what do they actually refer to?
In the introduction part of this article you could briefly read about the advantages of e-learning courses. Below you can find the key benefits in detail:
For the introduction of e-learning courses, an interdisciplinary approach is necessary, as it requires common knowledge in many different areas. In general, the following groups need to be involved in creating an e-learning course:
Creating the right digital environment is often costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, with the help of innovative digital solutions, creating the right conditions for e-learning courses can be much faster and easier. One such solution is the Blue Colibri App, which provides easy, fast and instant communication across the organization. Employees can communicate on their own devices and can access the platform even without a corporate email address and / or a computer.
The education features of this employee app also enable the company to create effective e-learning courses using videos, visuals, articles, education materials and interactive presentations that you can page through. In the Blue Colibri App you also have the opportunity to create quizzes with multiple choice questions, a points system, and many other customizable feature. From learning materials to mandatory work safety trainings, Blue Colibri is a great platform for standardized, interactive and effective e-learning courses.