Recently, the system of education we are accustomed to has been rapidly changed by a new trend, E-learning. It is based on the use of computers and the Internet as a major component. Using technology benefits not only teachers, providing them with an enormous variety of materials, but learners as well, shaping their educational possibilities.
This article is about the undeniable advantages of autonomy learning online for young e-learners, especially now when this pandemic has resulted in restrictions being put in place, affecting ‘normal’ work and school and preschool opportunities with social and physical distancing measures in place, children learning from home, etc.
Firstly, E-learning is an overriding component in the formation and development of children’s emotions. Christopher Pappas, the founder of The Industry’s Network, outlines that bright colors and interactive images engage and gain young learners' interest and desire to study and explore. Learning online, its wide range of multimedia tools and platforms also allows young learners to cooperate and communicate with each other, develop their social skills while playing.
Secondly, E-learning is undoubtedly necessary for young learners' future education. It is empirically proved by Shepherd Chimururi, the executive director of an audio and visual learning company in Zimbabwe, that in the learning process the sense of sight and hearing are the most important senses for children. They learn by using their senses. Thus, the combination of audio and visual components in teaching online contributes to the formation of solving problems skills, motor skills, and hand-eye coordination of children.
Colorful and interactive E-learning software is a useful motivation and supportive tool for the e-learners to plan and organize their daily routine, remember important information, communicate and grow.
Shepherd Chimururi also focuses on a fact that E-learning teaches children computer literacy and confidence. It provides kids with a wide range of skills required in their future learning, such as intelligence, emotional intelligence, hand-eye coordination, mathematical skills, and social competence. The earlier kids will improve and develop their computer operation skills the better prospects and opportunities are possible for them in the future. Nowadays it is absolutely clear that it is vital to start introducing children to computers and technologies as early as possible, so we offer some creative apps that might be effective for early e-learners (kids aged 4 – 6 years) such as printable kindergarten worksheets to enjoy the benefits of E-learning.
Moreover, use online platforms and smart hardware to “teach” kids and “explain” them such important subjects as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) easily and playfully.
And, finally, since computer education has become inseparable from our daily life, soon traditional schools will be wholly replaced by interactive digital tools, platforms, and software that will bring only benefits to the young learners.