Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Benefits of E-learning

E-learning is the method of learning and teaching with the electronic mode standard.  This technique has revolutionized the education system with its promising standards.  Learning and teaching is now a more appealing activity, as the interaction level between the mentor and his pupils has augmented with the assistance of this technique.  E-learning facilitates in multitasking and could be of assistance to students, teachers and institution.  The conventional method of teaching has experienced a worthy change and classrooms are not the only place left for imparting education. This technique is available for both inside and outside the classrooms.

 If to talk about the classrooms, the online teaching or live classes can facilitate both students and teachers, as a mentor’s lecture can be accessible to the students, even if the former or the latter is not available in the classroom. Moreover, students can make use of these lectures anytime again in future.  Likewise, digital notes can play the same role and students can read them whenever and wherever required.  
In the countries like India, still the traditional method of classroom teaching is prevailing where if a student happens to miss any of the class for any reason has to understand that curriculum by one’s own, as the teacher cannot explain same thing again and again due to lack of time. But with the E-learning technique the students can stay acquainted with their course material anytime again.
Photo Courtesy: Renjith Krishnan 
Another benefit of e-learning can be arrangement of online assignments and quizzes. Here the students can participate in any of the activity and can evaluate their performance level by comparing it with previous results and with the results of fellow students.  This will help them in comprehending their mistakes and will motivate them to do much better in future. Also, their mentors and guardians can keep a watch on them by evaluating their performance from time to time.  In the E-learning system a student’s performance can be scrutinized more clearly.

E-learning is not just restricted to teaching and learning only, the institutions can arrange for the online notice boards and events that would make the interaction a painless and jovial platform. Also, online discussions will facilitate the students and teachers with more ideas, fetching the institution a wider perspective.  This technique has changed the outlook of education system as ideas can be easily exchanged in the world which has transformed into a global village.  

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