Africa is currently going through a rapid phase of urbanisation, as more people move from rural areas to cities and towns in search of opportunities. This has come with its benefits and challenges. One of the challenges is that city life, owing to a huge surge in population, has become more hectic.
People living in the city have less time on their hands. This is affecting professionals who wish to pursue further studies in the university, especially the majority who juggle evening and weekend classes with their day jobs. But E-Learning has changed this. It has provided flexibility and cost savings for many and improved access to quality education.
Today, you no longer need to be in a lecture hall to learn. Thanks to improved digital literacy, deeper internet penetration and increased affordability of smart devices, many now have the opportunity to study remotely via smart phones, tablets and PCs.
LG, which is keen on capitalizing on the E-Learning wave in Africa, has introduced its ultralight Gram laptops into the African market. The laptop has long-lasting battery and an ergonomically designed backlit key board to give students the freedom to study in a variety of different environments.
“The Gram is designed for the modern learning environment. The emphasis on long battery life and portability is very deliberate as most e-learning students are constantly on the go and need a device that fits into their dynamic lifestyle,” noted Moses Marji, LG East Africa Marketing Manager.
There is no debate that E-Learning has definite advantages. Besides saving time, it can lead to increased retention and a stronger grasp of the subject. This is because of the many elements that are combined in e-learning to reinforce the message, such as video, audio, quizzes and chats. The Gram facilitates all this, making it the ultimate E-Learning companion. It is also slim and sleek, without sacrificing on performance.