Africa Value Solutions’s e-learning provides an effective and flexible solution for those who wish to complete a class, but do not wish to attend a classroom course. These web-based courses combine the best of online interactivity and engaging course design by employing sound instructional design with multimedia components, practice tests and online quizzes. Students who have attended such a course are suitably prepared to successfully take the associated certification test which is a requirement for attending any of the further learning courses available in the appropriate tracks.

Africa Value Solutions (AVS) is accredited to offer the following international best management practice courses via self-paced e-Learning in over 51 countries:

Course Approach:

E-learning allows the delegate to go through the chapters in a logical manner. The content starts with an introduction, overview and ends with sample exams to test the delegates understanding of the material covered. E-learning enables the delegate to study the material at the delegate’s preferred pace. It is recommended to do the sample exams after the complete e-learning has been followed. To prepare effectively for the exam, delegates should be prepared to undertake revision and exam preparation work.

Course Student Material:

Students will receive the credentials to start the Computer Based Training (CBT). The CBT is an online training course and can be followed anytime and anywhere.

Businesses and Individuals

In this post we’re taking a look at why businesses and individuals are opting for online learning over the more traditional methods. E-learning is the global education market’s fastest growing sub sector. But what is it about online learning that is so appealing and how does it benefit today’s organizations and individuals?

E-learning provides opportunities for individuals who perhaps don’t have access to traditional training environments to learn current theories and methodologies at their own pace and without large costs. It’s estimated that individuals and companies can save 50-70% on their training costs by switching to e-learning from traditional training methods.

But it’s not just the costs that are attractive. Research has found that retention of e-learning is twice as high as classroom instruction at half the cost; moreover, it has been discovered that participants learn almost five times more material without increasing the time they spent training.

The use of e-learning requires up-front investment in technology, development tools and content. Africa Value Solutions (AVS) has invested and partnered with the best online training providers for our PRINCE2, ITIL and Management of Risk (M_O_R) e-learning courses. These investments are fixed, regardless of how many students we train allowing our prices to remain very competitive in comparison to the more traditional training modes.

Other advantages of e-learning include:

  • Faster delivery – At a time when change is faster than ever a key advantage of e-learning is that it has faster delivery cycle times than traditional classroom-based instruction. There is a practical limitation on how fast learning can be rolled out with classroom-based instruction, as the capacity to deliver learning is limited by the number of available classrooms and trainers.
  • More effective learning – A nine-year survey by a research literature in training concluded that: “Learners learn more using computer-based instruction than they do with conventional ways of teaching, as measured by higher post-treatment test scores.’
  • Lower environmental impact – Online learning is an effective way for individuals and organizations to reduce their carbon footprint.
  • Flexibility, Accessibility, Convenience – Learners can proceed through a training program “at their own pace and at their own place.” They can also access the e-Learning course at any time, and only as much as they need. This is also known as “Just in time and just enough.”
  • Savings in Travel Cost and Time 
  • Ease of Updates
Some of the disadvantages attributed to e-learning include:
  • Learners with low motivation or bad study habits may fall behind
  • Without the routine structures of a traditional class, students may get lost or confused about course activities and deadlines
  • Students may feel isolated from the instructor and classmates
  • Instructor may not always be available when students are studying or need help
  • Slow Internet connections or older computers may make accessing course materials frustrating
  • Managing computer files and online learning software can sometimes seem complex for students with beginner-level computer skills
What do you think? Should we stick to more traditional methods of training, is e-learning the way forward or would a combination of the two create an ideal learning experience?

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