On Wednesday, August 19, the New York Times published an article based on a 12 year study comprehensive study on online education at all levels (K-12, college and adult continuing education programs of all kinds) was recently published. The study encompassed 99 quantitative studies comparing online and instructor lead courses.
Conclusion – online education beats the classroom.
In the article, reporter Steve Lohr states:
“Until fairly recently, online education amounted to little more than electronic versions of the old-line correspondence courses. That has really changed with arrival of Web-based video, instant messaging and collaboration tools.
The real promise of online education, experts say, is providing learning experiences that are more tailored to individual students than is possible in classrooms. That enables more “learning by doing,” which many students find more engaging and useful.”
The real promise of eLearning is available today.
Moreover, the dean of Arizona State University’s Online and Extended Campus program states we are at an inflection point with respect to eLearning. Lohr reports that Mr. Regier see things evolving fairly rapidly, accelerated by the increasing use of social networking technology.
You will want an eLearning platform that will assist you in getting these results – and not use legacy systems that, as described above, are little more than electronic versions of courses.
If you are a corporation, your employees need to be more productive more than ever before. And when your CFO is challenging your training budget, suggest an eLearning 2.0 platform with little investment, a very rapid ROI and all the benefits of a state of the art eLearning system. If you are looking to toss out your legacy LMS like a 1/3rd of large companies are intending to do, get your payback before the end of the year.
Collaborative learning, cost savings and an environmentally friendly education distribution system our learning management system (LMS) provides are just some of the benefits of TOPYX®. Our eLearning 2.0 education distribution technologies are paving the way in creating innovative solutions to meet the needs of today’s learner.
For more information, blogs, videos and even test driving TOPYX, please go to interactyx.com.
Alfred R. Novas
Chief Executive Officer
Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX®, is at the forefront of developing eLearning and social learning management system (LMS) solutions that engage and facilitate knowledge-sharing activities with learners.