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Benefits of E-Learning

Head/Asst.Prof.in English
Nehru Arts and Science College

A Working Definition of E-Learning:

Many people think that E-Learning is training over the Internet. Although this is often true, E-learning can occur in or out of the classroom. It can be self-paced, (Asynchronous Learning) or may be instructor-led, (Synchronous Learning). E-learning is suited to distance and flexible learning, but it can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.
The simplest definition is "any form of training that uses a computer network for course delivery, interaction, or facilitation and a browser for learner interaction." As higher bandwidth becomes more common, E-Learning is identified primarily with using the Web, or an intranet's web, to take advantage of the Web's visual environment and interactive nature.

E-Learning is also called distance learning, web-based training, and computer-based training.
The key distinction between "old fashioned" correspondence courses, poorly designed e-Learning, and well designed e-Learning is interactivity. Well designed e-Learning includes many different opportunities for learners to interact with the course software, instructors, and other students. Designing courses with that interactivity is both the art and the magic of good                         E-Learning.

It is commonly thought that new technologies make a big difference in education. Many proponents of e-learning believe that everyone must be equipped with basic knowledge of technology, as well as use it as a vehicle for reaching educational goals.
History of E-Learning:
In 1960, the University of Illinois initiated a classroom system based in linked computer terminals where students could access informational resources on a particular course while listening to the lectures that were recorded via some form of remotely device like television or audio device.


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