Benefits of E-learning

In the early days, E-learning received a bad press, as many people thought bringing computers into the classroom would remove that human element that some learners need, but as time has progressed, technology has developed, and now we embrace Smartphone and tablets in the classroom and office, as well as using a wealth of interactive Designs that makes distance learning not only engaging for the users, but valuable as a lesson delivery medium. E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. E-Learning can include training, the delivery of just-in-time information and guidance from experts. The delivery of a learning, Training or education program by electronic means E-learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device (e.g. a mobile phone) in some way to provide training, educational or learning material. Quite simply, e-learning is electronic learning, and typically this means using a computer to deliver part, or all of a course whether it’s in a school, part of your mandatory business training or a full distance learning course. Distance education provided the base for e-learning’s development. E-learning can be “on demand”. It overcomes timing, attendance and travel difficulties.

What is E-learning?

A learning system based on Formalized Teaching but with the help of electronic resources is known as E-learning. While teaching can be based in or out of the classrooms, the use of computers and the Internet forms the major component of E-learning. E-learning can also be termed as a network enabled transfer of skills and knowledge, and the delivery of education is made to a large number of recipients at the same or different times. Earlier, it was not accepted wholeheartedly as it was assumed that this system lacked the human element required in learning.

Is it important in education?

When it comes to online learning in education, the model has been pretty straightforward. E-learning is a rapidly growing industry. Now that affordable e-learning solutions exist for both computers and internet, it only takes a good e-learning tool for education to be facilitated from virtually anywhere. Technology has advanced so much that the geographical gap is bridged with the use of tools that make you feel as if you are inside the classroom. E-learning offers the ability to share material in all kinds of formats such as videos, slideshows, word documents and PDFs. These Days learners are well versed in the use of smart phones, text messaging and using the internet so participating in and running an online course has become a simple affair. Message boards, social media and various other means of online communication allow learners to keep in touch and discuss course related matters, whilst providing for a sense of community.

Advantages of E-learning:

  • High Learning Retention
  • Time and Money Savings
  • Activity and ROI
  • Reduction of the Carbon
  • Flexible
  • Global
  • Mobile
  • No Travel
  • Technological Possibilities
  • Lower cost
  • Tailored to you

Disadvantages of E-Learning:

  • Lack of Control
  • Technology Issues
  • Computer Competency
  • No face-to-face interaction
  • Lack of Transformation power
  • Needed Internet connection
  • Proper knowledge of computer is needed
  • High Initial cost
  • No self-discipline
  • Slow evolution

I have conclude that, E-learning offers opportunity to raise educational standards in school. large range of tools are available for teaching and learning. closes the gap of digital Divide. Recently a higher Committee was formed to take care of the E-learning project planning and supervision.