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Trying to come to grips with computers and the internet? Developing computer or information technology skills can be costly and, more importantly, time consuming. With the responsibilities of work, family and other commitments, you may not have time to go and attend courses, especially if you want to learn more than one subject. For you e-learning computer skills may be the solution.

So what is e-learning? Basically it is the unifying term to describe the fields of online learning, web-based training, and technology-delivered instruction. E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. And where better to learn computer skills than right on your computer!

E-learning computer skills has definite benefits over traditional classroom training. For me the flexibility, and the cost savings from not having to travel or spend a lot of time in the classroom, are important, but there are other benefits that might not be so obvious. For example, it is self-paced allowing you to go through smaller chunks of training that allows for better absorption. I know when I'm trying to learn something new, I can only absorb so much, so being able to walk away and then come back is a huge advantage.

Depending on what course provider you choose, elements can be combined in e-learning which can lead to increased retention and a stronger grasp on the subject. Simulations and questions, about key concepts and facts, keep you engaged in the course and help reinforce what you're learning. There can also be - and I highly recommend you find an e-learning site that offers - interactivity that allows you to learn by doing, not just staring at a computer screen.

In addition there is the just-in-time benefit, which is particularly pertinent to e-learning computer skills. Do you want that promotion at work, but lack the qualifications or skills needed? Do you want to start that new career with higher earning potential and greater job satisfaction? Often times you may need to learn a certain computer program right now, when no traditional classes are being offered. Now you can just sign up for one at an e-learning centre and you're off and running!

Recently I started on an e-learning course for Microsoft Excel, a program that most employers ask for and one that, just looking at it, put me off. What I've done so far has been easy to understand and I think I'll get a lot out of it. I've done a recommendation on my website if you want to check it out. This particular site has a selection of free courses that you can do.

Whatever course site you choose, I recommend it have this feature to allow you to see if their material will keep you engaged and help you learn at the pace you want. Happy learning.


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