And yet, many teachers and homeschooling parents turn to the Khan Academy videos to aid with homework and exam preparation. The advantages, they say, are that the students can move at their own pace and rewind the bits they get stuck on.
The disadvantages lie in the students' learning styles.
Not everybody is suited to learning optimally through an online course. Kinesthetic learners who enjoy working in a group are better off in a face-to-face interactive workshop.
However, if you have a preference in 4 or more of the following, e-learning is for you:
- visual (reading)
- visual (watching)
- learning alone
- internal motivation.
Are you a good candidate for E-Learning? Find out.