30 Mar 2020

E-LEARNING

E-learning is a key word used to describe a wide range of electronic means for the access to and method of education. Those include: virtual classrooms, online education, machine learning, multimedia collaboration, video and audio recordings, interactive TV and several others. E-learning is also ideal for flexible learning and distance learning methods. Nevertheless, e-learning can be paired with face-to-face instruction, which is called mixed learning. Now that there is a rising number of technological applications used to communicate and pass on information, the world is moving quickly on the path to use. In a typical classroom the acquisition of knowledge is limited to the details and accessibility of the teacher. Connecting students with the outside world also increases their ability to develop new knowledge. E-learning has dramatically improved over the past decade. From the beginning, courses offered for e-learning were normally designed, assisted by software creating resources, by groups of programmers. Technological developments have contributed to the development of global websites, making it easier for those without programming experience to create e-learning courses.
Technological advances also introduced new equipment, such as portable computers, making it very convenient for students to access online training content. Many people already use tablets and smartphones for online classes and webinars. The way e-learning is shared from the teacher to the student can be categorized by way. An informal e-learning delivery form allows students to access the course material available and is not tracked or checked for completion.
Throughout the formal e-learning delivery process, teachers typically follow up and document the progress and outcomes of students. The majority of educational institutions offering student certifications have clear processes and criteria for calculating student grades.

Elements of E-learning 

A variety of requirements must be followed when designing an online course. Establishing a checklist guarantees that the course for which students have signed up completely benefits.
The following are some common elements of e-learning:

The teacher / instructor’s position is significant. It is necessary to provide the students with the required feedback. Often he / she is also responsible for preserving the success or grades of students.

  1. A well-organized structure is necessary for learning management. The student and the professor should be navigable easily.
  2. E-learning is a main function of the learning content. The course content is typically structured in such a way that it is convenient for students to learn.
  3. Communication is necessary. Students may use one or more of the various forms of communication or delivery to access the instructor’s online work.
    Today, teachers and students exchange information with each other on countless computers. The coach uses multimedia, voice communication, video (live or pre-recorded), presentations, product shows and text chats interactively, primarily via the Internet.E-learning advantages are enormous in terms of the impact of the constantly evolving world of technology on the methods of learning. Most higher education institutions still provide off-campus education as it has many benefits over on-campus education. Space is one of the main causes. Schools are able to accept as many students as they choose to pursue courses through e-learning, as considerations like housing and classroom space no longer restrict. E-learning is very versatile as students can access content whenever they want. The luxury of choosing a time of ease for students living in areas away from the physical schools, or who have little time to be with the teacher, is to attend school classes. Today, there are thousands of school seminars, online students and certificates.
    E-learning does not limit students exposure to research fields as conventional face-to-face learning has been done. A student in Africa can now have access to and complete courses that are not accessible at school, but at a school located on a different continent. This is E-learning’s strength. E-learning removes the need for students and teachers to be centrally positioned to learn. It saves money to drive, accommodation and other uses that school students can not hide from. The time expended on class changes could be used on other activities as well. Unlike a traditional classroom meeting, students are freer to speak to online tutors. This allows students to understand concepts better educated. The instructor can give full attention, for a longer time, in a traditional classroom to a single student online. Each day, classes are different in a classroom. In comparison to online tutoring, students get information in a real classroom every day in different ways. It leads to variations in feedback from the student – it can be insightful at times and not so positive at other times. But e-learning is given without varying through time such as a previously recorded output, ensuring consistent coursework. Schedules are fixed in a school-based education system. For instance, students must sit through the entire class in a two-hour class. During e-learning the students have the option of stopping at a later time or date via the tutorial.
    E-learning is most widely used in school but even in the business world, it has found a number of applications. Companies are increasingly concentrating on e-learning, educating their staff in skills they may lack. This not only allows businesses to train their workers while reducing expenses, it also allows to save time. Throughout today’s fast-paced, innovative world, people take technology and find new ways to incorporate it in education. E-learning is the way to redefine ways of gaining information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eshna Verma

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