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    What do you think about e-learning? How can it help in education?

    E-learning is available in many forms like Youtube, Coursera etc. Have you used them for learning? What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • #634338
    The concept of e learning is gradually picking up across the country and the awareness is not fully done. Though many education has initiated e learning few years back the popularity has not gained so far. By the way Indian people are habituated to social media and they wont go for e learning process though it is possible through their palm. We have been searching for source of entertainment without disturbance from any one and that is possible through smart phones but again we are not prepared to use the phones for learning purpose. Slowly digital classes are introduced and e learning would be general in future.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #634355
    e-learning meant learning using the internet. If a person wants to learn at home using the internet then we can say this is e-learning. some distance universities also provide e-learning classes for the students. For distance education it is OK but for the regular students, only e-learning classes are not possible. You have to attend your classes regularly but as far as coaching is the concern you can join e-learning. My son is in 10 standards this year and I have registered him in Vedantu. Vedantu provides online classes for different topic free of cost. You can also join full course by paying only 1000 INR. The course on different topics by the experienced educator is very nice and I have also watched the live class of the Vedantu. So you can join e-learning classes for coaching purpose.
    Honesty is the best policy.

  • #634358
    E-learning is similar to distance mode of education. Distance mode of education you will receive the lesson as hard copies and you may have some contact classes. In e-learning, you will get the modules online by visiting the site concerned and making the payment and getting registered. You can chat with the faculty online and you can get your doubts clarified.Some videos will also be loaded onsite for your to hear and see.
    This mode of education is slowly picking up. It is more popular in many countries but not so popular in our country. Interactive sessions and the question-answer session will also be there. You can answer many question papers online and sometimes the examinations will also be online only.
    The advantage of this learning is you can read as and when you have time and there are no fixed timings.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #634979
    E learning is the way forward for the responsible use of time spent on the internet by the students and even adults.

    There is so much of material out there already, we just need to identify the right ones and subscribe to it. It will certainly help in education as long as it's updated and free of bias. I don't think, it should be charged and revenue can be earned via adverts and resources can be updated by volunteers.

    The great benefit would be accessible on the move and 24/7 which gives a lot of flexibility to students and parents based on their own work, tuition and other commitments.

    The drawback would be, the assurance of the quality and the ease of use of these programs and course materials. If part of it interactive and feedback is given to the user, then it becomes more streamlined and relevant at the user level to help them move up in terms of knowledge gained.
    Useful time spent on these need to reflect in a positive manner on the CV of the candidate, there should be a mechanism in which the candidate gets weight for self-improvement gained via these sites or e portals.

  • #635066
    E-learning is a web based learning & is different from the tradition teaching wherein the physical attendance were mandatory. The biggest advantage of this is the availability of 24*7 environment. Along with this we do have numbers of other options while we opt for E-Learning.

    For this you can be based at anywhere having the laptop & the internet connection. Teleconference is the latest of the technologies to discuss & share the information within the different departments & the individuals. While the participants can see to each other but their attendance don't required. The time is changing. Earlier this used to be one to one at a time but now the boss can give the directions while based on somewhere else. We recently have witnessed this during last Loksabha Election that the Modi using 3D video conferencing was communicating to all concerned. The use of such technologies will play a bigger roles in shaping the role of any political party or any MNC company.

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  • #635336
    E learning through virtual classrooms can be okay for the rich and the B schools like the Indian School of Business, where, for example, my son paid Rs.36 lakhs for a one year course. I was told that most of the learning was only through the e-learning mode, as the teachers were from abroad.

    However, there is hardly any internet penetration in most of rural India. Even in States like Tamil Nadu, where there is no power cut, internet penetration is not up to the desired level. In the cities it is okay, but the cost of e learning is very huge.

    Another problem is the infrastructure requirements. We need huge amount of computers and laptops. Most students may not afford these. Secondly, in subjects like mathematics, the best learning occurs only when the concepts are clear to each and every student, through physical interaction with the teacher.

    E learning cannot be a huge success in India, where schools lack the minimum of infrastructure, where the ruthless bureaucracy eats up all resources, where teachers are not ready to serve in rural schools and so on.

    Resources for E-learning should be through voluntary contributions and from the contribution through the Indian Corporate Sector, through its corporate social responsibility initiatives. In fact, Indian corporate organizations like Wipro and Infosys Technologies have already done a good deal of work in this regard.

    We all need to be aware of the new developments. E learning can be first implemented in some form. The implementation of smart class rooms is a step in this regard. Only when such initiatives are scaled up, can we reach the desired levels of internet penetration. Till then, we need to continue with the traditional methods in our schools and colleges and then go for e-learning. Given current realities, this is expected to take fifteen years, or at least ten years.


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