Webinar: A revolutionary tool for learning?

The internet has completely revolutionised the way we communicate and gain access to information. Internet users today have the ability to access information about a range of topics such as their health or social trends happening in a different continent. In a context where distance is no longer a barrier, a webinar becomes one of the most useful tools for learning. Distance learners are therefore increasing year by year around the world. By providing educational access to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one. Webinars provide training that not only benefits them as an individual but also their local community as a whole. With many positive aspects, webinars hold a prominent position in our modern society. Let’s get stuck in and explore the various benefits.

Instant

First and foremost, webinars are online and is accessible to anyone who has an internet connection. Which means they offer a way to instantly enter a learning environment. This is convenient for both, presenters and participants as webinars can be set up and accessed with very little notice. Webinars are therefore very time-efficient. With technologies developing everyday, so are the webinars.The ease with which someone can gain access is increasingly becoming more advanced, giving it even faster and user friendly capabilities.

Distance learning

Another benefit of a webinar is the ability to access a webinar from a location of your own choosing. It therefore grants the opportunity to learn and gain knowledge without leaving your house or having to be someplace specific. Additionally, another aspect making distance learning offered through a webinar more successful is its capability of being recorded. People who are unable to attend can view the webinar at a later time. This flexibility is exceedingly becoming more popular Making a webinar the perfect tool for online and traditional education.

Mass communication

A webinar makes it possible for an unlimited number of people to attend since it is created online.This gives you an opportunity to reach a high number of people at once. There is no worry of available space within your classroom. Additionally, the information presented can also be interactive. The audience can question or ask for clarification on parts of interest. It is beneficial to the presenters as they can gain valuable feedback on the information they present. This intensifies the teaching and learning experience and simultaneously allows people to learn at a quicker pace. Thus, improving on alternative methods of learning.

No commute or venue hire

Travelling is instantly eliminated as a factor which could stop you from attending. Typically, long journeys or commutes involve high travelling time and high expenses. A webinar eliminates the need to travel which makes it easier and cheaper for the participants to join. This ease of joining will undoubtedly make them more engaged in a webinar. There are many advantages for the presenters too as the the costs are much lower than organising a physical event and hiring a venue, for example.

No special equipment needed

Hosting a webinar requires no special or expensive equipment. The presenter just uses a webcam to broadcast themselves and a central location for all file uploads and presentation. The participants simply just use any device with an access to the internet.Typically speaking, most people’s modern laptops or computers come with a webcam already integrated, making the process even easier.

It is clear there are many benefits which come with using a webinar. The ease of access, flexibility and undeniable ability to educate people all over the world makes it an essential part of our modern learning landscape. A webinar allows people to gain every benefit of learning new skills, without the hassle of getting to a classroom. Additionally, if you are a presenter and would like to start a webinar, you would initially need to create a title (Read our tips on how to successfully do so).

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