In the article last week about e-learning, its challenges and solutions, I reviewed 4 major challenges, and I will review in the second part this additional challenges in the e-learning process with some suggested solutions.
Challenge 5 – Course content and modest course quality:
The quality course depends on the course content. The learner is often enthusiastic, the course content appears to be interesting, but after the course participation, it happens that the quality of the content is not at the required level. Most of the time, the content received from the learner is disorganized, difficult to understand, and may not originally contain enough information to cover the topic itself. As the volume of information increases in today’s world, and thousands of free online courses and powerful platforms like Wikipedia, YouTube, Google, and others, the course content should be excellent and at the highest level. However, many learners end up frustrated when they discover that they can learn more on their own more than the simple courses offered by these platforms.
One way to overcome this challenge is to supervise and monitor the scientific content by experts present in the e-learning project. The advantage of these experts is that they are specialists in their fields and are able to evaluate the scientific content in a more efficient and professional manner, thus ensuring the electronic educational platform that the content is accurate and has no gaps, which helps in solving this problem. Only the best. The world has changed dramatically in recent years, and so has your work. As the person responsible for training or managing the educational platform, one of your most important tasks is to find, define and prioritize the best courses. Remember: it must be better than Google itself. So just go for the best.
Challenge 6 – Practicing difficulty: Experiments have shown that the best way to learn something is through learning by doing (Learning by Doing Concept). A person can absorb and recall content and acquire skills and experiences through their experience or what is called experimental learning. However, many online training courses ignore this part and focus only on theoretical content, and as a result, the learner cannot practice and thus the learning process does not reach its full potential.
The Solution: Find useful, practical courses that contain simulators so you can practice. If the e-learning courses meet this requirement, the learner will be able to put all of his learning into practice in the real world. Simulations have been used for decades over time (for example, by pilots and surgeons), to recreate real-life situations so that the learner can practice and experiment in safe and controlled environments. If you incorporate simulators into the course, you will be able to solve this problem and ensure that learners put their new knowledge and skills into practical use.
Prepared by: Rola Al-Hamwi, Managing President
Ousos Training and Human Resource Development LLC.