The E learning Gap
The E learning Gap is tied to two specific parts, both so intertwined, that one cannot achieve success without the other, and vice versa. This gap relates to people that are fluent with e learning styles and receive information effectively and those that prefer the traditional classroom setting that allows them to be more attentive and engaged.
Foundational exposure to technology of any sorts aid the entry in combined and multi resource learning. Kids of any age can benefit from e learning without falling behind if they start young with entry level exposure. No student is too young to engage with the right resources and academic roadmap.
However, the irony is not true that one needs to have been in a traditional classroom setting in order to understand the space that e learning exists and its advantages as well as its limitations.
Another aspect of the learning gap is the exposure to certain ICTS experiences. Students that have not been exposed to ICTS for long periods of time or in their formative years may automatically reject the benefits of the advent of e learning.
- Digital Transformation – You likely have heard the word, but what does it really mean when it comes to learning/training?
- E-Learning (Online Learning) – A clear one that is expanding to new areas, that seemed years away, and now is upon us in more ways than one with the Covid pandemic that has changed every way we learn. Two completely different modalities.
One might be asking themselves, how do these two items, lead to a trend called the Gap, and what exactly is the gap as it relates to learning and development.
The Gap simply points to a reality, we need to all recognize, that those who either adapt who heartedly digital transformation and e-learning, will be producing better results when it comes to learning/training compared to those who go only with e-learning, ignoring digital transformation, or embrace some aspects of digital transformation (but not all) and either all or some of e-learning.
One could fully support 100% e-learning, and lightly play with digital transformation – but they will end up on the lower side of the GAP, and by the end of 2021, that GAP will expand to such a level, it will be difficult to catch up. Sure, you can do this or that, but until you embrace both to an extent it drives your learning or training, you will still be behind.
Key points to understand
- Learning Styles/Preferences exist
- Learning Styles exist in e-learning and that there are factors on why many learners are unaware that they have a learning style or multiple styles
- If you can identify the learner’s style, you can tailor content to meet that need. I’d add that it is possible to create content that meets numerous learning styles, and that it is doable to create content to match a couple of learning styles and include other content for other styles – if you wish to segment further. Maybe you have an audio book/e-book on leadership development, while at the same time offer a micro-learning video on leadership development or a mini simulation tying what they learn and apply it to a real-life scenario (Scenario Based Learning).
- E-Learning has evolved more quickly than classroom training or even the early days of WBT. As a result, may of the studies I found were back in the early 2000’s or late 90’s. Of course, there were others I found from the 70’s too. Thus, focusing on the premise related to classroom shouldn’t be the same as it is for e-learning. Nor should it be equated to all the different types of e-learning that is now available to anyone.
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