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Key considerations

Advantages of eLearning

 

A way to renew teaching

A way to enhance a variety of learning experiences. The attention of learners can be captured in new ways by combining text, animation, video and simulation that facilitates understanding of complex concepts. This is a particularly helpful approach for the biomedical sciences.

Flexibility and convenience

Students with access to a global panel of subject experts and fosters collaboration between students from different cultural contexts or working environments. The trainees can work anywhere provided there is an internet connection and can proceed at their own pace.

Costs and benefits

Institutions adopting eLearning have realized that this approach requires an investment in content development, web design, disseminating training, and site maintenance. Nonetheless, academic, non-governmental and industry partners are investing in the promise of increased accessibility to up-to-date training to support their respective capacity building efforts. Investments in eLearning are expected to reach 40 Million Euro in the upcoming years, most of which will be allocated to lifelong learning program initiatives. The initial cost of an eLearning implementation is expensive, but the cost of training decreases drastically as more learners use the eLearning course material.