E-learning has become a very important topic with Covid-19. Educational activities in many countries stopped, and hundreds or even thousands of companies started working remotely. This situation made education impossible with traditional methods. Besides, the Pandemic has shown us the inadequate use of technology in education. In this blog post, you will learn about e-learning, its benefits, and how Ant Media can help you to build your own e-learning platform.
What Is E-learning?
E-learning, also called online learning, electronic learning or distance education, is a learning model that uses technological infrastructure such as computers and the internet to carry out learning-teaching activities. It is a system that includes concepts such as technology-based learning, computer-based learning, internet-based learning, and mobile learning.
What Does the Modern Learner Look Like?
To understand why e-learning is a good tool to support corporate and traditional education, it is important to understand the target audience. Today’s employees are eager to learn and develop their skills. If an organization does not provide ample learning opportunities, it may lose employees to a competitor.
Learners, on the other hand, always have to improve themselves in order to stand out from the competition. E-learning makes this process quite easy.
Today’s students want personalized content where and when they need it. Because they are mostly on the go, they prefer to be able to access content anytime and anywhere.
Advantages of E-learning
One of the biggest advantages of e learning/online learning is providing an education process independent of distances.
E-learning comes with many benefits, such as common teaching materials. In addition, video and audio materials and other technological methods can be used as needed to understand the subject.
This type of learning supports people to learn independently of time and place. People can educate themselves at any time and always interact with others through online discussion boards and chats.
To summarize the above, E-learning has quite good advantages such as:
• Having fun
• There is no time and space limitation
• Results can be measured
• Supports traditional education
• Efficient and saves money
Such advantages increase the popularity of E-learning platforms.
It is quite fun to be able to access the content you want, whenever you want, wherever you want. At the same time, interacting with other people and taking advantage of other technological features make learning much more fun.
There is no time and space limitation
With online learning, learners can access content anywhere and anytime. They don’t need to take time out from their jobs or get up very early in the morning to attend classes.
Results can be measured
Thanks to e-learning technologies, almost everything is measurable. The success or failure of the participants and the results of the training can be measured very easily.
E-learning platforms support the educational process quite successfully. With the comfort it gives to people, the results are much more effective.
Supports traditional education
Times have changed. Today skills matter more than a degree. There are so many fields and careers which don’t require a degree. All they require is a capable individual who has the required skills. These skills can be easily learned online. But this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t get traditional education at all. You can learn from both mediums.
In fact, they are even more effective when used together. E-learning supports traditional training methods and affects success quite well.
Efficient and saves money
E-learning is also cost-effective; companies save a substantial amount on the travel and accommodation costs of both learners and instructors, as well as the venue and materials. No printing helps reduce your carbon footprint, too. In addition, e-learning is cheaper than traditional courses or training. Thus, people can access more educational opportunities.
Continuing Education With E-learning
E-learning makes life easier for institutions. It facilitates the training and education processes of institutions and supports the dynamic corporate culture.
• Education or training can be accessed from anywhere, only need an internet connection, and does not require a physical environment.
• Training or education are not obliged to be held in a certain period of time.
• It eliminates the obligation of educators and participants to be in the same environment at the same time.
• The participants provide an alternative training/lecture in which they can organize their time and place according to their own.
• Participants can access the course/education/subject contents over and over again at any time.
• Provides a platform where participants can communicate with each other or with trainers and experts.
Who should use E-learning?
Online learning is an excellent way for institutions and organizations that want to teach/learn new things without the need for a physical space.
Universities and schools can use it to support classical learning and in some cases instead of classical learning.
It is also a practical solution for companies to train their employees. It allows organizations to organize online training for team members and provide them the information quickly and practically. Whether companies can use it to keep employees up to date on company policies or to help customers better understand products. There are many uses.
How can Ant Media Server help you with your E-learning platform?
As we mentioned above, e-learning has many benefits. But it is a process that everyone should interact with. Therefore, ultra-low latency should be included in this process.
Ant Media Server has many features for you to have a comprehensive distance education platform.
Ant Media Server supports N-N live video/audio conferencing by using WebRTC protocol that allows you to achieve ultra-low latency which is around 0.5 seconds.
Participants may have different internet speeds. Such as 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi… But that’s not a problem with Ant Media Server. It can receive and send the best quality stream according to your audience’s internet speed. To increase your participant’s engagement, Ant Media Server supports Instant messaging (aka chat).
Regardless of the scale of your e-learning project, your broadcast continues smoothly with Ant Media Server. Ant Media Server is horizontally and vertically scalable for having tens of thousands of audiences in real-time.
Ant Media Server can also help you with multi-speaker panels and discussions with its feature of many-to-many ultra-low latency streaming. While your speakers can talk in the room between each other, the audience can watch the stream with ultra-low latency.
We talked about all details and the advantages of e-learning platforms. Now it’s time to build it!
Let’s see, how to build an E-Learning platform easily.