Are there any prerequisites for taking an e-learning course?

Digital learning is increasingly present in companies and in great demand among students. Indeed, following an e-Learning course is more advantageous, as you can have other activities in parallel. Several modules are available and you can choose courses according to your specialities, your projects and your availability. 

What is e-learning?

Literally, e-learning means training or learning on the Internet. Indeed, “e” stands for electronic or digital and “learning” for “studying”. In short, it is a new way of learning online. To follow an e-Learning course you need a computer, an Internet connection and a good dose of discipline. A variety of educational content is offered and the sessions are organised so that everyone can learn properly. Thanks to technology, you will follow lessons as well as get assessed by tests that you can follow on a dashboard on a platform. Lessons and exercises are available in different formats: videos, webinars, animations, texts, etc. 

The advantages and disadvantages of e-learning

The advantages of e-learning include the accessibility and flexibility of the courses. They are practical and easy to use, as you can study on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Follow-up is often personalised and optimised, as trainers monitor your progress in real time and can adapt their courses if necessary. You are autonomous and you adapt your timetable according to your needs and availability. You will evaluate yourself through tests and quizzes. You can contact your trainer by email or by video conference. Above all, it’s a fun way to learn. But following an e-learning course can have some disadvantages because you are left to your own devices. If you do not attend regularly, you risk losing the knowledge you have already acquired. Another obstacle is isolation. The virtual side can make you feel closed in.

What do you need to do to follow an e-learning course?

Virtual education allows you to study and validate a diploma at a distance without having to attend classes in a school. This is a particularly interesting alternative for people who have a job or are abroad. Many institutions use this form of learning to facilitate access to education and encourage interaction. In short, training through digital tools does not require any particular diploma. And as the courses are structured so that everyone can succeed, you have e-tutoring, e-coaching or e-mentoring for personalised support and follow-up. There are also discussion forums for learners to exchange ideas. And of course, virtual classes allow you to follow the courses in live sessions.

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