Case studies in education are a traditional and often used strategy to help students learn how theory is put into practice. They provide concrete, meaningful examples through which students can see abstract principles put to use in real world settings.
The use of eLearning case studies also provide great reading and comprehension tasks for students while imparting information at the same time. They allow students to use their problem-solving and analytical skills by applying them to the scenario presented in the case study.
The goal of using a case study is to relay relevant learning topics and then provide questions related to it to make the overall learning experience richer. The use of eLearning tools also provides opportunities to include interactive elements in the case study and to offer various what-if scenarios making them a even more effective learning technique.