E-Learning with the New Age Teacher called the Computer
E- learning : A Revolution in the Knowledge Sector
Lately, the concept of e-learning has taken the education sector by storm. More & more educational institutions are shifting from the traditional classrooms towards the electronic media for imparting knowledge to the pupils. The computer has taken over from human tutors and classrooms have become more inclusive.
E learning uses electronic media, typically the computer system for delivery of partial or complete course material, training module and other instruction manuals. Be it schools, universities, training programmes or distance learning courses, e-learning has a growing customer base everywhere across the globe.
Earlier on, the electronic media (read computers) did not exactly enjoy the trust of the masses as a reliable medium of information, particularly in India. But with the advent of advanced technology and interactive media, this mode started to become one of the basic components of information delivery. More & more people came to embrace e-learning as a valuable mode of delivering knowledge. Consequently, conservative countries like India also slowly opened up to it and e-learning began to gain popularity here as well..
Considered a marvel of modern technology, E-learning is time saving & cost effective. It saves paper and is eco friendly. The user has the flexibility & convenience of time & place. One could easily learn anything online thereby minimizing travel costs. It is easy to set your own pace & track your course progress, and be discreet if you find group learning inconvenient/ unsuitable.
However, practical experience is also essential to learn holistically and that is where e-learning falls short. Nevertheless, more interactive systems are being developed, wherein laboratory/ workshop conditions are simulated to give the learners a taste of the actual experience.
In a nutshell, e-learning has taken the knowledge sector by storm & is adding onto its follower base day by day, the minor glitch of paucity of proper practical experience notwithstanding.