What are the benefits of remote learning? 5 ways remote learning can benefit your training strategy

We are well into the digital era and the use of technology to deliver training remotely has been with us now for many years. Technology plays a major role in most training providers’ strategy. Enabling them to have a blended approach – part classroom, part remote – to their training delivery. 

Rogo has been designed to allow learning providers to enhance classroom learning by using digital learning software. The merging of the two approaches of learning enables students to reach a level of understanding at their own pace, allowing students to have a level of knowledge similar to their cohort before setting foot in the classroom. 

There are huge benefits in having a blended approach to training. Read on to discover the five key benefits of implementing remote learning into your education strategies to promote a more inclusive, accessible and streamlined learning experience.

1: Flexibility

Those working on their professional development are often juggling many priorities, from their career, family life or external considerations. It can be difficult to find time to further enhance professional knowledge.

Remote learning, however, offers the flexibility for users to pick up learning where they left it – anywhere, anytime and on any device compatible with your chosen EdTech software. This offers learners who may otherwise not be able to make in-person classes the opportunity to join the course and benefit without compromise. 

Remote learning allows students to continue learning alongside their cohort, but in an environment that accommodates their needs. With technology enabling collaboration and communication, remote learning doesn’t mean students are left feeling remote and isolated from the tutors and other students. 

With the options for one-to-one tutoring and individual, personalised feedback, students don’t miss out on the in-person benefits of the classroom but gain the advantage of flexible learning.

2: Self-paced learning

When it comes to learning, we all move at our own pace. Traditional learning has long failed to acknowledge the individualised nature of learning, opting instead for a generalised approach that may not be optimised for everyone.

Online learning offers a tailored learning format that a traditional classroom could never facilitate, focusing on an individualised experience that optimises and enhances progression. 

One of the many benefits of remote learning is that it gives students more independence. Students are able to:

  • Spend more time on modules they find trickier to grasp
  • Revisit learning materials as often as they need
  • Advance quickly in subjects they are confident with

This means that when students do meet together in a classroom, the time can be spent much more effectively. 

3: Inclusivity and accommodation

An important aspect of teaching is the ability to cater for the needs of everyone, including people with learning disabilities. In the UK there are approximately 1.5 million people with learning disabilities and, with over 2% of adults in the UK believed to have a learning disability, it’s important to have the essential support systems in place to help optimise their learning.

The software used in remote learning programmes can be altered  to meet the individual needs of students such as those with additional learning difficulties. Whether they need an enlarged font, different coloured backgrounds, audio assistance or extended timings on projects and assessments, online platforms like Rogo have been designed with end users in mind. 

Interested in the customisation capabilities of remote learning? Book your free Rogo demo today!

4. Better for you, better for the planet

The digitisation of education has led to a decrease in paper documents, materials and resources that were previously necessary for the classroom. Everything tutors and learners need is accessible in one place for their convenience, eliminating the possibility of losing work, the economic hurdles of buying expensive textbooks and the environmental impact of paper resources . 

Students and educators can easily share documents without impacting the planet. According to a study by the Open University, remote learning consumed nearly 90% less energy and produced 85% fewer CO2 emissions per student than conventional campus-based university courses. 

5: Your learning, your way

The online world was developed to streamline our day-to-day activities, and remote learning platforms are no different. At Rogo, we have developed features that work for you. We include tools designed to streamline every day, even offering features exclusive to Rogo that emulate the real world workplace. Our marking features help make the moderation of work simple, and our enhanced feedback tools allow tutors to aid students’ academic progression far easier than hand-marked assessing. 

Compared to traditional education formats, remote learning has proven more effective. Users are thought to learn nearly five times more material,  without increasing time spent on training, compared to face-to-face education. A further 72% of organisations believe that remote learning has increased their competitiveness by allowing employees to keep up with the constant updates in their industry. 

Remote learning truly is the new and improved education format. With sophisticated EdTech software consistently being developed and enhanced, the benefits of remote learning and continually growing – who knows where the sector will go next?

Get in touch with our expert team today to learn more about remote learning and eAssessments.