It’s true that elearning has an impact on school-based learning. Schools want to continue with e-learning even after the COVID 19 pandemic is over.
Since everything is digitalized in elearning, the efforts of teachers are reduced.
Teachers have more time left for important tasks since the mundane tasks have been digitalized. For example, teachers are saved from the hassle of taking attendance manually because attendance is digitalized now. There are digital attendance systems based on the time when the student logs onto the school’s website. If the student does not log on to the website he is marked as absent.
- Better learning: Another advantage of the elearning system is that although students are not going to school due to the pandemic, their learning has become better. With augmented reality and virtual reality available to them, students can face the real-world scenarios. This is quite similar to practical training.
- Better tracking: There is the use of analytics in elearning systems.This tells you about the number of students using the elearning especially when the system’s on a cloud based server. You can also track the time spent on the elearning course with LMS analytics. This informs you about the difficulty level of your course. You can modify the elearning course to expedite the performance of a learner. This way, there will be lesser time spent browsing through the course.
For example, the learners may be finding it difficult to go through a certain section of the course. Then they have high click-off rates. This can be minimized by some rework on the course.
There can also be high click off rates due to learners having a difficult time browsing through the course on mobile. So, the course should be made mobile responsive. This way, users can easily check the course on a smartphone.
- Learning about marketing strategies: Google Analytics also tells when the school’s website was accessed and where. This implies you can track the number of learners that visited the link to the eLearning system. Since Google analytics lets you know about the sources from which users have clicked on your eLearning page, you know which marketing strategy is working the best.
You can also learn the age, gender of the audience of your eLearning course. You can know even about the device from which your eLearning course was accessed informing you about user preferences.
This way, you can design an eLearning course more suited to the age group, gender and device type.
- Better knowledge about learner satisfaction: eLearning systems i.e. the LMS have metrics built inside them. This way you can get to know about survey data. This data tells you how satisfied learners were with the system. You can also collate the data of these surveys and create graphs. With such graphs, you get complete knowledge about what users prefer. For example, users might prefer more multimedia in the course.
So, eLearning analytics inform you about every aspect of a learner’s performance. You can also get to know the scenarios chosen by him apart from test scores. That’s why schools want eLearning systems to stay even when Covid is gone.