Nowadays eLearning is one of the most convenient ways for self-education, receiving additional education, and building efficient training system for employees. Though eLearning solutions appeared and became spread not long ago, today it is a popular trend in the education field.
There are a lot of benefits of making educational programs digital. One of them is staff onboarding, reaching broader audience, etc. We will speak about them later in the other part of this topic, and there you will find cases, where eLearning web and mobile applications development can be implemented for educational process enhancement.
As education is a very broad concept which has numerous branches, there are many purposes eLearning technologies can be successfully applied for. Different use cases are linked to different target audiences: from little children to executives of large corporations. Hence, they require various methodologies, approaches and features. Thanks to advances in the technology field, many useful educational functions, that were unthinkable decades ago, now can be implemented in eLearning applications.
1. eLearning for kids
Especially kids need education and learning as a crucial part of their lives. And making the learning process amusing, interesting, and productive will certainly provide great results. eLearning application can offer a lot of features to engage little users. One can come up with numerous ideas of eLearning application development for kids that will serve for many purposes and different target audiences. One of them can be a colourful interactive eLearning application for very small kids who are just learning to speak, for those learning to read as well as young schoolchildren.
The purposes are different but the basic characteristics of an eLearning app should be the same: it should be vivid, interactive, informative and have intuitive usability. And such features as augmented reality can help make children love your mobile eLearning solution and make the learning process more efficient and engaging.
2. Language learning
Studying a foreign language has never been so convenient and accessible as now. That’s where technology really comes in handy. Forty years ago you would necessarily need books, classes, and actual teachers to help you learn the language. Now people can do this whenever and wherever they want using smart devices. Digital technologies give us audio instead of speeches of teachers and make real-time communication with actual native speakers possible, even if they are on the opposite side of the Earth.
Thus new features and functions implemented during eLearning application development bring new opportunities to language learners, making the educational process more simple and accessible. Now everything you need to learn a new language is a laptop with Internet connection. Or you won’t even need a laptop if you use an eLearning product. And you won’t need to find competent people in your location to hear the foreign speech or go to special classes either.
3. Schools and academic learning environments
Schools and academic institutions have been present for centuries and they will be. However greatly established they are, tech innovations are in most cases only for the better. And today practically all educational organizations use software solutions to teach students. eLearning apps for schools, colleges, and universities can include various functionality depending on purposes and target audience. It can be a curriculum planning and controlling app for teachers and tutors, an eLearning application for schoolchildren to manage all subjects, an interactive app for learning the content more effectively and so on.
Possible use cases are numerous so the ideas for such eLearning applications are limited practically by the imagination of their creators and present technologies. A possible example of eLearning web and mobile applications development for the academic field can be an app for lecturers that allows curriculum planning, students control, testing as well as course content management. Or, for instance, one can develop an eLearning application for medicine students showing interactive 3D models of human organs to help them learn the content more easily and effectively.
4. Employee training and onboarding
This is an important part for every company that ensures employee professional development. The implementation of eLearning systems brings it to a completely different level and increases employee training efficiency. It is an effective tool in both blue-collar and white-collar workers’ education.
eLearning applications for blue-collar workers are a great base for implementing the augmented reality technology. Imagine an app for plumbers showing instructions to various parts and objects just by pointing the camera at them. Or you could regularly send short videos and quizzes on various professional topics to your white-collar workers to expand their knowledge and expertise.
Another example of eLearning solution employment is effective employee onboarding. You can hire new workers and provide them with courses to quickly and easily adapt to their jobs. It is a very convenient method which allows to ensure that they acquire necessary skills and gain required knowledge. Also you get the opportunity to track employee progress and direct them during passing the course.
As you see, there are a plenty of functions you can implement as well as many opportunities you receive. Recently we have finished the project – HRM / eLearning platform for staff onboarding and training, which has rich functionality. You can learn more about the development process, features, and result from our case study.
5. Commercial courses
Education is also a kind of service and it is often paid for. There are various private schools offering courses on specific subjects and skills. Practically the majority of them can be easily transferred into digital eLearning platforms through mobile and web applications development. This allows to reach a broader audience without having all the relocation issues since the business will not be tied to a particular location. You won’t have to rent classrooms and your clients will be able to learn in the most suitable conditions, be it a sofa,chair, or cafe. This could be programming and coding courses, culinary or handicraft classes as well as academic ones such as arts, science or literature – you can find efficient eLearning software solutions for almost every area.
Our team at Smartum Pro offers a wide range of software development solutions for the eLearning field. Our web and mobile applications development processes are carried out by experienced IT-professionals who can offer useful recommendations for your project taking into account all business specific needs and requirements. If you are curious about our development process, take a look at our article about Smartum Pro workflow.
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