18 Nov,19

E-learning: Online Study With higher Impact

By: Aman Kumar Singh

“E-learning is the future of education.E-learning is not a new thing, it’s happening around us”

 

E-learning is the future of education. However, e-learning is not a new thing, it’s been there all the time since the inception of the internet. At the time of ARPANET, the universities were using the network to collaborate on research topics. In the modern internet world we the universities published their video lectures on Youtube and various other platforms like MIT Open courseware and NPTELHRD India etc. Modern e-learning platform has evolved a lot, let's look at what exactly e-learning means in modern tech savvy world.


 

What is E-learning?

“E-learning is the use of electronic media, information and communication technology in the field of education”.It also can be said that “E-learning is a computer-based system that enables you to learn from anywhere at any time”.

 There are so many other forms also used for it such as online learning, internet learning, computerized electronic learning, ranging from Distance Education and many others.

 

As I said earlier, the tech has transformed the e-learning a lot with Learning Management System, Adaptive Learning Algorithms, Adaptive Tests and Real-Time Progress Mapping Mechanism, etc. And the content is provided in a combination of different forms like video, audio, slides, animation, and text, but the audio-video is still the most prominent method.


 

Impact of E-learning

 

E-learning is no doubt transforming the education sector, let’s look into the impact of it.

Impact on students:

  • The replay: Students can access content an unlimited number of times with online learning. This is so beneficial at the revision time when preparing for examinations. If the students are not able to attend the class physically, then they can attend lectures whenever they want with ease.

  • Available for 24x7 Because of the internet can be accessed 24x7 so learners can train themselves anytime from anywhere.

  • Access Updated Content: E-learning enables learners to access updated content whenever they want it.

  • It is cost-effective because of no transportation fees, no other expenses.

  • It is time-saving

  • It is very beneficial for those students who are part-time students or working full time. they can take advantage of learning from anywhere at any time.

  • It is so convenient and flexible because of no dependency on anyone for anything.

  • Student can interact with everyone online and clear their doubts if have any using discussion boards and chats.

  • E-learning increases the capability of a student, the student not only rely on textbook information but he increases his skills by researching on the world wide web(www). 

 

 Hence there are many advantages to the student of e-learning

 

 Impact on faculty:

 

  • Connection with student: Using this platform, teachers can stay connected to students outside of school hours. So they can exchange resources, videos, and methodology, etc.

  • Innovation: Using new technologies teachers have the freedom to experiment in their teaching practice and it also gives the ability to make changes if something does not work.

  • Flexible: They can use a large variety of different resources such as videos, text, presentations, and quizzes to adapt their teaching methods.

  • Feedback: It gives the ability for teachers to receive constant feedback from their students about their teaching methods and materials. 

  • It also provides better communication between teachers and parents.


 

A big advantage of e-learning is that it saves the time of teachers and students both: sometimes teachers are not able to present to teach the class, hand assignments and have assignments handed back to them. In this case, students can send them via email to the teachers and then the teachers will post their grades online and students can access them from anywhere in the world.

If teachers don’t have enough time to teach, they can share their notes, audio, videos online and saves time and students can study at their own pleasure. 

 

 Impact on management

                In the field of education, e-learning can be used as a management tool, which can be used to check the development and progression of staff and highlighting the skill gaps. On the basis of these gaps, a choice can be made as to whether to up-skill current staff or select new teachers to fulfill the requirements required by the school. Training programs and courses designed to improve the overall offering of the teaching can be accessed and downloaded by the employee and senior manager both.


 

Impact of E-learning on Business-

Nowadays each organization wants to increase its profit. So many organizations adopting advanced and effective training methodologies to train their employees.

E-learning is one such methodology that is used by the organization to train their employees.

 

1-Improved employee productivity-

Up to date knowledge is provided to employees by e-learning and employee can learn at their own pace.

 

2-Reduce cost-

E-learning reduced both cost and development time.

 

3-Be efficient-

E-learning provides relevant training to help employees adapt and respond to changes.

 

4-Increased brand loyalty-

Employees are enthusiastic about the work they do with the help of good training and increased knowledge, thereby increasing loyalty.

 

5-competitive advantage-

Employees always stay up-to-date on industry knowledge at all time