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Communication has become more and more convenient nowadays because of technology. Currently, we face a global pandemic crisis, which affected the economy significantly. It stripped of people many things, mainly jobs and education. 

Despite this, since 1999, people with great minds already developed E-learning, a probable solution that can partially cater to these needs so that we can continue learning or make a living.

What is E-learning, and how does it work?

E-learning stands for Electronic Learning. Also known as Online Learning. It is a network that can provide knowledge and skills to a class or an individual. It gives people the capability to share and engage learning materials in the form of video lectures, slideshows, documents, live courses, and group chat collaborations.

Who can enroll in online learning platforms?

E-learning is for a group of people or an individual who have access to a stable internet connection and electronic devices like desktop, laptop, mobile phone, iPad, or tablet. E-learning comes with different kinds of platforms, and each caters to specific types of people. 

Student-teacher oriented like the Virtual learning platform – Blackboard is made explicitly for universities to promote active collaboration, manage their course curriculum, enhance grading systems, conduct online quizzes, and to upload online lectures and notes. 

Some platforms give opportunities to people who would like to enroll in a course like Coursera. These are beneficial to people who lack the luxury of time because they are under certain conditions that hinder them from going to a physical school.

E-Learning is also for companies who are willing to invest in their employees. The E-learning system can widen their knowledge and promote continuous growth over their profession. Also, an online Learning platform is most beneficial for start-up companies or entrepreneurs because of its reasonable value and flexible time. 

There are platforms for teachers or professionals who would like to create their courses and teach online and earn in the comfort of their homes.

Tips before you enter online learning classes

Find a legitimate e-learning platform.

Since this is around for some time, many people have already seen its potential. And most often than not, there is a website that will take advantage of this platform. It is essential to do thorough research about e-learning and read reviews about a site before opening an account and giving information. A useful reference will be e-student.org; it is a website dedicated to helping students to study online.

Verify if its duly accredited and qualified

If you are after certification or diploma, you must look for an online learning platform that is certified and qualified. Whereas if you only want to develop a skill and widen your knowledge about your current profession or hobby or want to experience the platform, you can opt to disregard this information.

Don't give too much information.

It is only natural for these online learning platforms to ask for personal information, most especially if it's a proper school. However, some are asking for credit card details or bank details. It's better to pay over the counter if they have that option. Don't give any crucial information if they require more than what is necessary, and it is most likely a scam.

Prepare your working environment.

When you partake in an online course, you need a stable internet, especially during live collaborations. You will make the most out of it if you can understand the lecture, and you can participate and ask questions.

Make sure to organize your workspace and keep it from distractions. The last thing you want is to miss a session because you got tempted to watching a movie, or you spent too long on social media. Especially to platforms that record the lecture so you can go back if you miss a session. Lastly, Make sure that you have a quiet space so you can understand the lecture effectively and as respect to other students if you are in a class.

Creating an account is one step towards your online learning experience; now, you have to commit. Online learning has many advantages, like convenience, affordability, and flexibility. The challenge is time management and being accountable. Make sure that you commit a schedule that you can attend. Always have a reason why you are doing this because it takes much self-motivation so you can see the end of it.