The way people are consuming content is changing faster than ever. People no longer have a lot of time, or patience, to read long articles or product related information in a printed manual. If you look at the social media platforms available in the market nowadays, you will soon realise that both, people, and companies, are posting much more videos than pictures.
We can say that the COVID-19 pandemic took us all by surprise. It is obvious that this pandemic is and will keep impacting our lives in several different ways. The way we do things have changed during this pandemic, like the way we shop, communicate, work, but especially the way we study.
I have always found, upon welcoming a new employee, that one of the hardest things to accomplish was his /her initial training. Not just the daily training sessions, but the entire initial on-boarding and corporate training phase which can go on for months depending on the size and type of company; taking a lot of my time away from my core tasks.
Technological advances and a significant improvement in the delivery of reliable internet to millions of homes have created a better eLearning service for students and a more positive user experience (UX), i.e. how a person interacts and experiences a product.
However, despite these advances, there are a few pitfalls that eLearning companies should avoid.
I must admit that I'm not the biggest fan of distance courses because I like the feeling of sitting in a classroom - even those where the desks are not so comfortable! I feel pleasure in being in a classroom, seeing the students side by side, whispering softly to each other so as not to disturb the teacher. However, despite being a huge fan of the traditional classes, I have become an even bigger fan of eLearning courses.