The Importance of Virtual Learning in the Digital Age

A virtual learning environment (VLE) is a web-based educational platform for delivering learning materials to students, usually within educational institutions.

A virtual learning environment allows you to enjoy a more flexible schedule, reduces the cost of your degree and helps develop your career alongside furthering your education more easily.

Importance of Virtual Learning in the Digital Age
The importance of virtual learning in the digital age

Why are virtual learning environments so important in the digital age?

What is Virtual Learning?

Virtual learning is a method for communicating knowledge and obtaining information and training via the Internet.

 A Virtual Learning Environment is a web-based education system for delivering learning materials to students, usually within educational institutions.

These systems include resources, communication tools, interactions within a course structure, student tracking, and different stages of assessment.

This modern type of learning provides a set of advanced educational tools such as e-mail and creating websites for courses that can add value to education.

A virtual learning environment consists of creating virtual educational platforms that integrate technology in the educational field in order to improve the learning process and enhance the relationship between learning materials and the way they are obtained using technological tools such as computers, cell phones, tablets, and also in order to achieve interaction between them.”

Moreover, through virtual learning, the student can obtain a greater ability to control, as he learns according to his abilities, desires, preparations, and also his previous knowledge.

Virtual learning is designed on the basis of the qualitative content and the mechanism of presenting the material in the best way in accordance with the content. This steady relationship makes this experiment constantly evolving. The more experienced, the better the performance and the better the results.

Virtual learning also provides a variety of learning options for its students, with curricula selected from the world's most prestigious internationally recognized universities.

The virtual learning technique is supported by a group of virtual private gatherings of university professors and scholars studying in the world who will add the cultural component of our societies to the global scientific content.

As virtual universities offer the opportunity to obtain university majors accredited through multiple university resources across the world, wherever you are and at any time.

Virtual Learner 

A virtual learner means the virtual agent who replaces the student in educational sessions when he is unable to attend them or the virtual companion, and these are in fact neither students nor real companions.

 The student or virtual companion here is an intelligent instructional and educational program with which the real student interacts. Instead of choosing a real student, he can choose a hypothetical student with whom he will share access to solutions to problems, and take turns with him.

The roles of a learner in the virtual learning environment may include:

  • A virtual learner thinks with complete independence and has the ability to visualize, communicate and interact with society.
  • Grows mentally in a way that emphasizes the acquisition of creative thinking and critical thinking skills, able to understand and absorb thinking strategies.
  • Can access information by himself and can interact with different educational situations in terms of planning, follow-up, guidance, and evaluation.
  • Has an ambition to learn and excel in it, which requires his possession of the skill of self-organization to learn.

Virtual Teacher 

A virtual teacher is the one who interacts with the learner electronically and assumes the educational supervision burdens on the proper functioning of learning.

A virtual teacher may be inside an educational institution or in his home, and often this teacher is not linked to a specific time for work, but rather his dealings with the educational institution are the number of courses that he supervises and is responsible for them and the number of students registered with him. 

The roles of the teacher in the virtual learning environment are as follows:

  • A virtual teacher operates, uses computers and teach computational principles
  • Computers are optimized for collecting, processing, and presenting the information.
  • He designs students' activities electronically.
  • Uses multiple and superior tools to support learning processes.

Importance of Virtual Learning in the Digital Age

With technological advances and the spread of the Internet, the concept of virtual learning and accredited online education is rapidly developing in universities all over the world.

A virtual learning environment allows you to enjoy a more flexible schedule, it reduces the cost of your degree, and helps develop your career along with increasing your education more easily.

And higher education institutions are constantly seeking to employ new technologies to become more productive, to manage the development strategies they adopt, in addition to effectively rebuilding the curriculum in order to meet the diverse needs and expectations of students and engage students in learning.

With the continuous development that the world is experiencing today, virtual learning has become of great importance in many areas, due to its features, including:

  • A virtual learning environment provides flexibility in setting study times.
  • Provides continuous education, and the ability to study anywhere in the world without being bound by geographical borders.
  • Provides the solution for educating students in remote areas.
  • Reduces time and costs and provides greater freedom to control your study and work times.
  • Diversifies the educational material.
  • Receives software updates instantly.
  • Eases and guarantees the student’s journey, as university students do not need to go to the university and wait in line at the Admission and Registration Department, but rather allows them to register and pay through the Internet.
  • Provides the possibility of studying while continuing to work.
  • It has the possibility of studying and training at any time, as it is an open center around the clock.
  • It has the ability to obtain the guide's instructions, and direct inquiries to him easily.
  • Provides the ability to browse books through what is known as an electronic library.
  • Provides university students with the ability to study many different specializations that they may not find in traditional universities.
  • Increases the efficiency of the education and training process.
  • Reduces the idea of young people emigrating outside their countries to obtain university degrees. The student can study special courses that are not available in his country's universities, and study the rare specializations that it is difficult to find in many universities of the world.

Adopting the Internet as a basic and tremendous source to extract information that makes the student aware of the latest findings of researchers in the field of study, especially if he is studying one of the technical areas that are developing moment by moment.

Nature of virtual learning, which mainly depends on the interactive discussion and interactive mutual dialogue between students and teachers, makes the student a major participant in the educational process. It is a method of great benefit for the student, by which virtual learning breaks the traditional method of teaching.

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