Time and space have often acted as the barriers or enablers to education. If you are in the right place at the right time, you’re able to get the education you are looking for. Else, you have to make do with whatever option is more convenient to you.
However, eLearning creates a level playing ground. Time and space no longer acts as barriers. What does this mean for medical professionals?
1. Learn from the best in the world.
Specialists in the medical field of your choice are spread out all over the world. You can’t possibly travel to all the places where they might be offering their in-person courses.
eLearning brings them close to you via the electronic medium. With a few clicks, you can listen to the lecture from your favourite cardiologist, neurologist, and more. Some courses also offer you the facility to interact with these specialists. This is an added advantage so that you can clarify your doubts and achieve better understanding in your subject through this direct interaction.
Not to forget, you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket for access to such expertise. Even one in-person session with an internationally renowned specialist can be prohibitively expensive. Imagine, if you were to attend an entire program with them. However, with eLearning, the cost is much more affordable, especially if it’s asynchronous learning. The specialist can deliver their lectures, and they can be recorded and then accessed by many doctors at a time. This brings down the cost of the program.
2. Learn about the latest advances in your field directly from the experts.
What can be better than having it from the horse’s mouth? The specialists speak directly from their experience in the field. And you get to participate in their programs and listen to them talk about their research or work in the field.
In your own country or region, such learning might not be available so quickly. This clearly puts you at an advantage when compared to your peers.
3. You can save the lectures and other learning material, so you can re-visit them anytime.
You will receive personalized instruction in terms of content and pace of learning from the eLearning platform. Classroom learning’s biggest disadvantage for busy medical professionals is that it’s time-specific. However, with online learning, you can choose when and where you will access the learning modules.
4. Get the tech advantage.
eLearning platforms often offer you courses that are designed with a lot of precision and care to meet your particular needs. You can also customize the course, based on your learning objectives. The learning modules created in high resolution video formats offer you a very lifelike experience.
eLearning is no longer a secondary option in education. After the pandemic, distance education or online education has received the respect it hadn’t received until then. Now, healthcare professionals who undergo online training are at par with their colleagues who may have received the same training at physical training centers.