The Effectiveness of Elearning

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Students in America today are so familiar with technology they do not even truly think about

using it. Technology is embedded for into their daily lives. In most instances, they would

struggle more without technology than adults do with it. Yet, when they come into the school

building, they are expected to put their technology to the side, open their textbook or

workbook and begin learning. Then, we as educators and parents struggle to understand why

they are not always doing well.

This is where the beauty of eLearning comes into play because it allows students to incorporate

technology into their studies, letting them control their own learning. But, eLearning also

provides a two other primary benefits as well.

Active Learning

Because students are so familiar with a variety of digital medias, eLearning keeps them actively

connected to their own learning. They are able to navigate through short videos, presentations,

text, and other avenues of content, analyze the information they receive and apply it to a

number of situations. This form of learning becomes more authentic and allows them to

process at a higher level.

Immediate Feedback

Student learning occurs quickly and more effectively when students receive consistent,

accurate, and timely feedback. They need the opportunity to process their mistakes and

reevaluate their knowledge. eLearning allows for this as the technology provides immediate

feedback to the students.

Lumos Learning capitalizes on both of the primary advantages of eLearning through their online

learning platforms for Math and Language Arts learning. Their products combine student

friendly eLearning platforms and the required content from the CCSS for grades 3 – 8.