The way we study and learn is constantly changing, especially over the course of the past year.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 in March 2020, many learning and education institutions have been forced to close their doors and shift to online teaching. As a result, The UK government has encouraged e-learning during the pandemic and set up an online learning platform called The Skills Toolkit.
This gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects. If you’re looking to improve your knowledge or learn a new skill during lockdown e-learning is one of the best ways to do this.
With so many online studying materials and courses, it can be tricky to know what the best option is for you. It’s also worth pointing out that e-learning can always be improved upon, so how can you boost your own experience? Take a look at these three simple learning methods below.
Learning on the go
Mobile phones are a very effective tool for boosting the e-learning experience. Mobile technology, which was once shunned from the traditional classroom setting, has now become a staple when it comes to online teaching. Most people already carry their smartphone devices with them wherever they go, so it’s no surprise to know that you already have the tool to start an e-learning session anywhere in the world at any given time.
Smartphones also have a plethora of e-learning apps that are available at your fingertips. There’s plenty of online apps that can aid or boost your studying, such as CoachHub, which gives you regular online coaching sessions with a top business coach.
Research has shown that coaching is one of the most effective methods of boosting your personal development, as it ensures long-term behavioural changes and the transfer of learning. Digital coaching solutions, through apps like CoachHub, offer personalised coaching for anyone at any skill or career level, and can be used anywhere in the world.
Rest assured that there’s an app out there to help you on your e-learning journey, no matter what you’re studying!
Communicate more with your peers
E-learning is a great online medium that allows you to connect with teachers and other learners from across the UK and beyond.
One of the easiest ways to improve your learning is by staying connected with your fellow online peers and teachers to get as much information and updates as you can. If your teacher is hosting an online lecture, then both you and your fellow classroom students can listen and learn together. Afterwards, you can all discuss the content covered together and share your opinions, thoughts and ideas on the topic. When you engage more with your teacher, learning materials and fellow e-learners, you’ll have a greater insight into the topic or course you’re studying.
Play training games
You might think we’re mad for suggesting that you play games to boost your learning experience, but it’s actually been proven as a very effective e-learning method!
Of course, we’re not talking about switching on your Playstation and playing Call of Duty, but more playing educational training games that can improve your learning. Playing training games can be used to encourage the study, as well as reinforcing training methods. This ‘gamification’ of training also helps students to gain and retain new skills. It’s no surprise that many universities and colleges have started implementing this method in the classroom.