Developing a Learning Culture

eLearning: Why Developing Countries are Getting Onboard

While you may hear “eLearning” and think of high-tech education, it’s developing countries that may be making the most use of the emerging educational method. While it’s being harnessed for on-the-job training and self-led education alike, eLearning has also struck a chord for those developing countries most in need of a skilled workforce. See how it’s making a difference in accessibility and keeping the best workers close to home.

Lack of Local Resources

When compared to education outside of the country, the resources available to developing nations can often pale in comparison. Because of that, developing countries are at risk of losing their best workers and minds to countries that do offer courses and degrees. By adopting eLearning strategies, developing nations can offer the same resources – excellent curriculum, knowledgeable educators – that are cost eficient and help keep a skilled workforce in the economy.

Education Availability

The availability of continuing education means that developing nations can spend less on development and delivery and more on actively recruiting the best learners. Those courses, videos and training sessions can reach much father than a traditional brick-and-mortar approach, meaning lessons are accessible to those across the entire country. It saves money and makes education available to those who need it most.

Adding Application

Gone are the days when simply having a good education was enough to get a job, become in-demand or be in a position to create solutions. ELearning bypasses traditional learning methods, allowing learners to apply their new found knowledge through quizzes, game play and even online discussions. The result is a workforce that is better prepared to meet the unique challenges that living and working in a developing country can create. More than just training, eLearning has the capacity to prepare a workforce to apply solutions in the real world.