E Learning today has become a pre dominant mode of imparting education.
E Learning basically refers to the use of electronic media and communication technology in the sphere of education. The idea of E learning is to incorporate technology in the educational domain so that all the aspects of education:
Teaching, Learning and Administration.
Elements of E Learning
E Learning focuses on creating a high tech ambience for a superior learning experience. It seeks to create a classroom or a training hall that’s completely equipped with technology to aid students or trainees to grasp concepts and learn faster. It is an efficient way of education delivery with instantaneous results. A smartclass is connected to the internet at all times and includes the following elements
- Mobile devices
- Interactive educational content
- Interactive Whiteboards
- HD Audio systems
- Electronic slates and screens
- Audience/Student Response Systems
- Simple and Interactive Projectors
- Electronic Pens (stylus)
It also includes Administrative tools like,
- Learning management system
- Learning content management system
- Computer-aided assessment
- Electronic performance support systems (EPSS)
7 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD TRY E-LEARNING:
- Work at your own pace
E Learning helps you learn at your own pace. With it you can time your tests and compare your current performances with the past ones, improve in your own respect and gain more confidence!
- Latest information in Time and Cost Effective manner
With E learning you do not have to spend money on expensive tutors. You can find all reference works, notes, tutorials and helpful tips and tricks online. It is more efficient as the exercises you do can be instantly corrected and evaluated. Also, you find the latest updates and information online, so you do not have to worry about studying from an old edition.
- No geographical barriers
Another great advantage of E learning is that you can avail knowledge for free and that’s not all! You can take notes, download books, do research, find references, take online tutorials, make presentations, listen to lectures given by the best teachers and professors across the globe and submit your work to be read and checked by credited people. You can do all this without stepping outside your house or classroom!
- Suitable for large as well as small groups
While a teacher would have to think about his/her voice, pitch and strength to deliver lectures to a larger group of students, and even with a microphone the above factors cannot be discounted if the lectures have to go on for hours altogether. However, with an ICT packed classroom, the presentations can go on and on, any number of times for different batches of all sizes.
The electronic speaker won’t get tired!
- Stronger Memory Formation
The more you are in touch with audio-visual aids the better will be your retention of lessons learnt.
- Better application of theoretical knowledge
Surrounded by Audio Visual aids, a child definitely learns better than the old one-dimensional ‘teacher speaking-student listening’ teaching methodology.
- Environment Friendly
This is perhaps the biggest benefit of Interactive Education. It instantly eliminates all the need to cut down trees to make paper. You do not have to waste paper by taking print outs or blank sheets to be passed around for testing purpose. You can write, erase, draw and rewrite on an electronic screen and save the precious trees.