The primary advantage of online courses is self-paced learning. Optimizing the learning process is the focus of progressive learning management. In delivering learning content online the end learner is given the freedom to learn at their own pace and therefore has an opportunity to absorb and retain information at a higher rate than in a classroom setting. While reports vary, it is generally accepted that students retain less than 50% of the information discussed in a traditional class setting. By giving students activities and assignments to do on their own time an instructor can assure that learning is taking place both inside and outside the classroom.
The advantage of doing this in an online setting is the simple economic benefit of elimination of the physical space and challenge associated with getting to that space. By leveraging technology and the internet, learning can be done any time, anywhere, and is considerably more cost effective.
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