Sunday, April 14, 2013

E-learning Program

E-learning refers to the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. E-learning is broadly inclusive of all forms of educational technology in learning and teaching. E-learning is inclusive of, and is broadly synonymous with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital educational collaboration. These alternative names emphasize a particular aspect, component or delivery method.

E-learning includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, and computer-based learning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web-based learning. Information and communication systems, whether free-standing or based on either local networks or the Internet in networked learning, underly many e-learning processes.

E-learning Program help the student improve learning skills by effectiveness using of digital technologies, so student can enjoy, relax and have flexible learning experience.

Student who join in e-learning program must know:

1. What is the benefits of e-learning
2. How to improve understanding of the potential of digital technologies to support learning and teaching
3. How to access a wide range of different experience

Advantages and disadvantages E-learning Program

The advantages of E-learning Program:

Improved open access to education, including access to full degree programs
Better integration for non-full time students, particularly in continuing education,
Improved interactions between students and instructors,
Provision of tools to enable students to independently solve problems,
Acquisition of technological skills through practice with tools and computers.

The disadvantages of E-learning program, that have been found to make learning less effective than traditional class room settings, are
Potential distractions that hinder actually learning,
Ease of cheating,
Bias towards tech-savvy students over non-technical students,
Teachers lack of knowledge and experience to manage virtual teacher-student interaction,
Lack of social interaction between teacher and students,
Lack of direct and immediate feedback from teachers,
Asynchronic communication hinders fast exchange of question,
Danger of procrastionation.

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