Unraveling the Truth: What Learners Really Think About eLearning

Lauren Goff
L&D Specialist
Unraveling the Truth: What Learners Really Think About eLearning

Imagine a world where the way we learn is transformed, where traditional classrooms are replaced with digital environments and the concept of ‘one size fits all’ no longer exists. Welcome to the world of eLearning. While eLearning has been around for quite some time, it has become the forefront of discussions in the past year due to remote work and global lockdowns. But what do learners really think about eLearning? Are they excited about this digital revolution or do they miss the good old days of in-person learning?

The Flexibility That eLearning Offers

One of the most praised aspects of eLearning is the flexibility it offers. Learners have the ability to access content at their own pace, on their preferred devices, and at a time that is convenient for them. A recent quote from an L&D professional emphasized this point, stating that ‘the ability for our employees to learn at their own pace has been invaluable, especially for our global teams.’

Engaging Content and Gamification

Another aspect of eLearning that learners enjoy is the engaging content and the use of gamification to enhance their learning experiences. Gamification elements such as quizzes, leaderboards, and badges help to motivate learners and make the learning process more enjoyable. One Fortune 500 employee mentioned, ‘I absolutely love the interactive nature of my company’s eLearning platform. The quizzes and games make it so much more fun, and I find that I retain the information better.’

The Importance of Social Interaction

While there are many benefits to eLearning, one aspect that some learners miss is the social interaction that comes along with in-person learning. This is especially true for those who thrive in group settings and learn better through collaboration and discussion. One L&D professional stated, ‘We’ve seen some employees struggle with the lack of face-to-face interaction. It’s important to find ways to incorporate virtual collaboration and communication in order to create a more comprehensive learning experience.’

Personalized Learning Paths

One key advantage of eLearning is the ability to create personalized learning paths tailored to the individual needs of each learner. This helps address the diverse range of learning preferences and ensures that each employee receives the most effective training for their role. An L&D manager mentioned, ‘The ability to personalize our employees’ learning has helped us create more targeted and relevant training programs, leading to improved performance.’

Learnexus: Your Partner in eLearning Success

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