We are standing in an always-rising digital age, an age where new technology, methods, procedures and schematics replaces the old ones dramatically overnight. A rising number of younger individuals now adopt digital methods rather than conventional methods to earn credentials and skills, better known as ‘digital courses’. The digital courses these days are available in almost every field—be it business, arts, engineering etc. Also known as streamed education, e-learning has changed everything around. With a simple Google search, you can now have access to lectures of Professors from MIT, Oxford, Yale, Stanfords and Cambridge. Never in history, was it possible for a second-world student with limited accesses. While affording conventional classroom teaching in these campuses is still a far dream, but Yes, you can now have access virtually. It also gives learners a great deal of flexibility and freedom, allowing them to study at any place, any time. No time-tables and schedules here. It also gives learners liberty to choose from a buffet of courses. For engineers, digital learning is a blessing as it allows students to grasp even the most perplexing concepts while sitting on a desktop.
When a student relates what he learns in a physical classroom to what he learns virtually, his understanding about a particular topic of interest enhances significantly. That is when a student finds a correlation between conventional classroom teaching and a digital course, MAGIC happens.
While learning in the classroom doesn’t explain well the practical implications of the concept, digital courses equip you with capstone projects, real-life demonstrations and artificial simulations for explaining the concept, which results in unforgettable learning experiences. Prof Walter Lewin’s Lectures explains physics so that you will feel like ditching your classes.
e-Learning also assesses the candidates performance with tests and assignments to evaluate whether or not the learning objectives are fulfilled. Digital courses also make you a stakeholder by making you a part of a global community (connecting thousands of learners like you worldwide) where you can ask freely and even suggest the author, if improvements are required.
Digital learning also takes-off load from an overstressed education system in India, which struggles with resources like-‘star teachers’, efficient labs, and scientific temperament and research grants.