Tuesday, 5 January 2010
In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
e-Learning is learning that takes place in an electronically simulated environment. It can be done using an internet connection, a network, an intranet, or a storage disk. It uses a variety of media like audio, text, virtual environments, video, and animation. e-Learning, in some ways, is even better than classroom learning methods as it is a one-on-one learning method, it is self-paced and it has an experiential-learning format.
What are the Advantages and disadvantages of e-learning?
• Class work can be scheduled around personal and professional work
• Reduces travel cost and time to and from school
• Learners may have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest
• Learners can study wherever they have access to a computer and Internet
• Different learning styles are addressed and facilitation of learning occurs through varied activities
• Unmotivated learners or those with poor study habits may fall behind
• Lack of familiar structure and routine may take getting used to
• Students may feel isolated or miss social interaction
• Instructor may not always be available on demand
The Future is E-Learning
Research shows that online learning will be the future of training and education, especially for professionals with very busy schedules but want to upgrade their skills for better employability. Because E-Learning offers the flexibility of learning at your own time and pace, no need to take time out from work, or sacrifice precious moments away from your friends and loved ones.
Learners will become more independent and self-taught as it becomes increasingly easy and convenient for them to find information and knowledge at their fingertips - and right in their workplace
And if you want additional credentials on your CVs, there are online learning course providers who offer courses with Certification. Short courses are usually the preference with online learning, but many universities are now also offering it especially for Graduate Programs.
Where are the Examples of eLearning?
I give you some ideas on how the Web can be used in providing teaching and learning resources. There are so many way to start e-learning like blogs, games, crosswords, videos, chat sessions and many many more. I am sure you will find sth you like.
A summary of online education
Online education can help all people from all walks of like
gain the education they want to better themselves or to advance
in the career they already have. Whether you are a working
parent or an unemployed bachelor, there are courses available
for you to complete through online education.
Online education offers many benefits and few pitfalls when
compared to the more traditional 'classroom' approach but you
should carefully consider your options before jumping in.
There are costs associated with virtually all online education
courses but these are usually little more than the costs to
study at a college and when you consider that there are no
travelling expenses and no extra living costs, you may find
online education to be a much more financially viable option.
What do you think about e-learning? How the education will look like in the next 10 or 20 years?