Why use e-learning?
E-learning has many advantages, acting as an addition or support to regular classes. It should not replace traditional teaching but rather support certain aspects, improving the overall quality of University teaching.
E-learning includes integration of media into teaching
and uses a cental platform for organizing communication processes.
E-learning also runs test trials, implements innovative technology (for
example Web 2.0), as well as diagnoses education problems that
e-learning can also help solve.
E-Learning allows for:
- Modern and comprehensive learning material (e.g. CampusOnline learning platform)
- Experiments alternative student services, such as the use of new blogs or wikis
- Activiates learning in groups (e.g. team learning on CampusOnline)
- Supports construction of knowledge and competence through communicative and collaborative assignments
- Active study methods instead of one-way presentation of material
- Enough choice in teaching methods to allow for a modern and flexible way of learning that adapts to an individual‘s situational circumstances.
- Problem-solving for scheduling complications, such as overlaps between majors and minors, or lack of classroom space
- Supports phases of self-study
- Visualization of complex collection of facts through multimedia presentations or simluation processes
- Cooperation and collaboration in research, teaching and learning across institutional and regional borders. Exchanges with students and experts worldwide (e.g. online meetings with Adobe Connect)
- Establishment of future carreer opportunities by using web elements to connect students with everyday work activities (example: Online Study Paths for Masters)
- Reduce the barriers to study for those with a job, a handicap, chronic illness, foreign students, etc.
- And much more!