explorative, e-learning is here to stay
WE are currently in a transition period when, the academicians have started reviewing the teaching and learning methodologies. In the present system, a specified space, equipment, tools, costly software and teachers are required. Our country is a developing country and reducing the cost and upgrading the quality of teaching and learning is the priority. Opening of a large number of technical institutions in every state of India is leading to extra cost factor, which is ultimately borne by the common person.
The setting up of new institutions to meet the demand for technical professionals has not led to any improvement in quality. Hence, it is extremely important to find out the new way of learning. Any service provided due to application of IT generally starts with a key-character 'e', hence, let it be named as e-learning. Ideally, the new mode of learning should provide the following:
a) Education to everybody.
b) Quality education.
c) Online books/literature facility.
d) Online consultation sessions.
e) Online examination.
f) Admission for all and at any moment.
g) Practice based
It is clear that e-learning represents convergence in education, training and information fields. It groups together education, training and structured information delivered by computers, through the Internet, or the Web or from the hard drive of the PC or an organisation's network. E-learning may not be a universal solution presently. It is complex. It demands new understanding and new leadership.
The bottom line focus of modern
business is leading training managers to find ways to reduce training
program costs. Reduced funding for education and training institutions
should look for economical ways to deliver education. Many full-time and
part-time students are under economic pressures. Due to this they can
work part-time and appreciate the reduced travelling costs and time with