There are several reasons why online education is growing so fast. The first reason is standardization. The online education format is often used by companies that require standardization to ensure consistent quality within their entities. For example, staff in one place should be educated on the same materials and in the same way as staff in another place, especially regarding company policy issues. Having single online education product always available through the cloud, it is easy to standardize any practices. Companies can synchronize education in several branches from the main office, without resorting to the help of various local instructors. With online education, there is no risk that two different groups of people will receive different instructions.
The second reason is that participation is mandatory. To take an online course, you must interact and complete it. Online education is notable for mandatory participation as opposed to conventional face-to-face approach. Introverts may not want to participate in group discussions or QA sessions. Online education takes off that kind of social pressure and enables all people to get the most out of education.
The third reason is freedom to fail. Online education does not punish students and does not make them feel awkward in front of fellow students if they do not know the answer to the question or cannot solve the problem. Instead, it takes into account weaknesses and adapts to the needs of the student. Online education provides people with a safe environment to experiment with what they know, without fear of ridicule.
Innovations in cloud technologies have been brining great opportunities to online education.
Online education brings countless benefits from lower fees and location freedom to extra flexibility in terms of choosing your courses and the time you want to invest in studying.
On 15 November 2020 SIIL jointly with our partner SSHE (Swiss School of Higher Education, Montreux) announces the opening of the Swiss International Centre of Languages and Translation.