Self-study

  • Class work can be scheduled around work and family
  • Students can study anywhere they have access to a computer and Internet connection
  • Learners can test out of or skim over materials already mastered and concentrate efforts in mastering areas containing new information and/or skills
  • eLearning can accommodate different learning styles and facilitate learning through a variety of activities
  • Self-paced learning modules allow students to work at their own pace
  • Quicker productivity
  • Students have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest
  • Reduces travel time and travel costs for off-campus students

Content

  • Uniform standards maintained
  • Fewer errors, safer environment
  • Students develop knowledge of the Internet and computers skills that will help learners throughout their lives and careers
  • Consistent content delivery

Interaction

  • Flexibility to join discussions in the bulletin board threaded discussion areas at any hour, or visit with classmates and instructors remotely in chat rooms
  • Instructors and students both report eLearning fosters more interaction among students and instructors than in large lecture courses
  • Hands-on or lab work is simulated in a virtual classroom
  • Fewer penalties from noncompliance

Independent Learner

  • Successfully completing online or computer-based courses builds self-knowledge and self-confidence
  • Encourages students to take responsibility for their learning