Do you need an internet connection for online learning?
The answer is ‘it all depends’! Let us expand on that for you. In the main data is presented to your computers, laptops, tablets and phones by way of video streaming. In those situations, the answer is YES, you’ll need to have access to the internet in order to view the videos.
That said, some systems allow you to download content directly to your device and once downloaded it becomes independent of the internet. Such systems are great if you have users or offices in locations where the internet signal may be regarded as either slow or non-existent.
There is a big push to ensure that at least Super-Fast Broadband is made available to all consumers in the UK and it’s our experience that the number of places where internet resource is scarce are becoming fewer and fewer.
At present we only offer video streaming so for our systems, at Mi Crow, the answer would be: YES you’ll need to have an internet connection to make use of our solutions.
NB: More and more LMS vendors are investing in the ability to view content offline. The concept that you can grab content and watch it anywhere you want (without a connection). There will always need to be connectivity again, somewhere down the line, to grab new content or feedback results. However, it’s become an increasing available option and great for those who regularly travel, work in isolated spots or are just very mobile.