As we progress further and further into the 21st century we find ourselves engulfed in technology. Technology not only advances our society, it has changed our perception of the world.
Think back as a young adult, around 16 to 18 years of age. You just got word that “Bon Jovi” was gearing up for a new tour, you can’t wait! But wait, their not coming to your town, bummer. Your friends, after serious peer pressure, bait you into that long road trip, just to make sure you see them… one more time!
Those days are all but gone!
Now you just sit back, relax and log on.
The Internet has brought all of us closer, basically within a mouse click of each other. The Internet not only serves our social lives, but also our professional/instructional development – e-learning. Rapidly growing and adopted, e-learning is now advancing through just about all areas of instruction. From Pre-K to corporate America, Internet-based training applications are surfacing everywhere.
Many major corporations save millions of dollars each year using e-learning to train employees more effectively and more efficiently than with conventional “in-class” methods. Research on e-learning applications for Pre-K through grade 12, as well as in adult learning and training settings, strongly suggests that it is an effective means for delivering instruction.
Time will tell just how advanced e-learning applications may become and how much more effective they may become from your conventional face-to-face education, but one thing is for sure… it will be one very exciting time!