The benefits of digital learning in South Africa

Contrary to how developing countries are often perceived due to their lack of infrastructure or resources, digital learning can assist these countries to develop at a faster pace.

Considering South Africa’s history and the current economic state, using e-learning platforms could seem a little strange.

Since there are other challenges, such as the existing education system, people could ask themselves how a modern concept like digital learning could be sustainable in South Africa and bring about positive change.

THE CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM IN OUR COUNTRY

From a financial standpoint, costs for traditional education meant building classrooms and providing learning material which is always expensive.

The digital learning initiative tries to reduce long term costs while still providing people with the right education. South Africa could benefit greatly from this.

THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IS HERE

With the impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution already being felt in developed countries, the gap between the digital, physical, and biological worlds is rapidly shrinking, and technology is changing faster than ever.

South Africa has been investing heavily in internet infrastructure, for better e-learning systems. Asian countries have started considering online platforms as the best way to give more people access to education while reducing the costs of implementing it.

OTHER INDUSTRIES

From a global perspective, the implementation of e-learning over the last 20 years has increased exponentially and some companies in South Africa have taken advantage of the technology.

ADVANTAGES FOR SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES

COST EFFECTIVENESS

Traditional class learning is much more expensive than online learning. This is why more and more South African companies are adapting to modern training methods.

PRODUCTIVITY

Online learning mediums can save time in company training processes for new employees, this is imperative when it comes to productivity and performance.

DURATION SPENT ON TRAINING NEW STAFF

People can access relevant and necessary information whenever they need and want to with just a few clicks. The platforms assist people in different companies to develop new skills that they can use to grow in their careers.

It solves challenges such as difficulties for new employees learning the ways of how a company works. Digital learning is definitely useful in that area.

Since South Africa is trying to contribute to the global economy, digital learning brings the perfect opportunity for this. There might be challenges, but progress is being made. Digital agility is imperative during such dynamic times.

Source: https://www.thesouthafrican.com/