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30 Most Compelling E-Learning Quotes

These are 30 of the most compelling e-learning quotes from professionals across a wide range of backgrounds.​

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The online learning industry is growing by 15% annually. As technology and internet access becomes available to more people, e-Learning is quickly becoming the preferred way to learn. Hand-in-hand with this massive growth, many e-learning quotes have been put forth by professionals from all walks of life. In this article, we’ll be highlighting the most compelling and interesting of them.

These are 30 of the most compelling e-learning quotes:

  1. “Technology is not a silver bullet. It’s only as good as the teachers … using it as one more tool to help inspire, and teach, and work through problems.” — Barack Obama
  2. “When I wanted to learn something outside of school as a kid, cracking open my World Book encyclopedia was the best I could do. Today, all you have to do is go online.” — Bill Gates
  3. “If kids can be super engaged in video games, there’s a way for them to be super engaged in education as well.” — Elon Musk
  4. “There is a huge value in learning with instant feedback.” — Anant Agarwal
  5. “The only thing worse than training your employees and having them leave is not training them and having them stay.” — Henry Ford
  6. “Employees will continue to gain more positive attitudes toward their work because of the availability of personalized training.” — Ellis and Kuznia, Corporate eLearning Impact on Employees
  7. “One of the most important areas we can develop as professionals is competence in accessing and sharing knowledge.” — Connie Malamed
  8. “If you continue training the same way you’ve always trained, don’t expect to get better results.” — Jim Crapko
  9. “To unlock the true potential of e-learning to train successful employees, it needs to be people-centered.” — Simon Greany
  10. “The most difficult limitation to overcome when implementing eLearning is resistance. eLearning will not be successful in a company culture that is opposed to change.” — Ellis and Kuznia, Corporate eLearning Impact on Employees
  11. “In times where small instructor-led classrooms tend to be the exception, electronic learning solutions can offer more collaboration and interaction with experts and peers, as well as a higher success rate than the live alternative.” — Keith Bachman
  12. “At the end of the day, I think the more online educators there are, I think the better off the whole world is.” —Anant Agarwal
  13. “So far technology has hardly changed formal education at all. But a lot of people, including me, think this is the next place where the Internet will surprise people in how it can improve things—especially in combination with face-to-face learning.” — Bill Gates
  14. “…Successful and sustainable gamification can convert customers into fans, turn work into fun, or make learning a joy. The potential is enormous.” — Brian Burke
  15. “Online learning is fundamentally student-centered, due to the easy implementation of student discussion boards and peer grading systems.” — Sander Tamm
  16. “Most of the important things in life I learned online, at work, from experience, or by talking to people.” — Marushia Dark
  17. “The students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. Nothing more, nothing less. And they want it at the moment the need arises. Not sooner, not later. Mobile devices will be a key technology for providing that learning support.” — Dr. Marcus Specht
  18. “Online learning provides fantastic flexibility, among other benefits, and aids in making the task of arranging development opportunities far easier.” — Dr. Sharon Jones
  19. “What if we…are missing more e-learning specific definitions that are independent of face-to-face teaching, such as democratization and scalability? And as a last mental exercise, what if we started evaluating face-to-face instructions on these objectives?” — Noesgaard and Ørngreen, The Effectiveness of E-Learning
  20. “eLearning is changing. And, we will see new models, new technologies, and designs emerge. So, let’s drop the “e” – or at least give it a new and wider definition.” — Elliot Masie
  21. “The number one factor in engagement is relevance, because relevance drives out resistance.” — Clive Shepherd
  22. “Students do not learn much just sitting in classes listening to teachers, memorizing prepackaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They must talk about what they are learning, write reflectively about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to their daily lives.” — Arthur W. Chickering and Stephen C. Ehrmann
  23. “You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.” — Seymour Papert
  24. “Boring e-learning fails to engage the learner’s mind, and without that basic motivation and action, nothing can happen even when the learner goes through all the required motions.” — Ethan Edwards
  25. “I tell young people: Do not think of yourself, think of others. Think of the future that awaits you, think about what you can do, and do not fear anything.” — Rita Levi
  26. “The most important principle for designing lively eLearning is to see eLearning design not as information design but as designing an experience.” — Cathy Moore
  27. “Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow’s skills today.” — Dr. Jennifer Fleming
  28. “Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event.” — Heidi-Hayes Jacobs
  29. “eLearning shouldn’t be a casual joy ride on a Sunday afternoon with the cruise control engaged. The sole purpose of eLearning is to teach.” — Christopher Palm
  30. “The most profound words will remain unread unless you can keep the learner engaged. You can’t see their eyes to know if they got it so … say it, show it, write it, demo it and link it to an activity.” — James Bates