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Importance of e learning


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  • 1. Importance of E-Learning Atif Chauhdary
  • 2. What is E-learning? The use of Internet technologies to deliver a broad array of solutions that enhance knowledge and performance  Rosenberg, 2001 E-learning is Internet-enabled learning E-learning has the potential to revolutionize the way we teach and how we learn.
  • 3. What is E-learning? A number of acronyms are used widely in connection with e-learning, most notably IT, ICT and ILT.   IT Information Technology - the computer infrastructure, hardware and software used to process data and deliver information   ICT Information and Communication Technologies - the combination of computing and communication technologies (including computer networks and telephone systems)   ILT Information and Learning Technologies - this is used to refer to the use of information and communication technologies to support the core activities of educational organizations
  • 4. Truth of e-learning Internet has started reshaping education. Education will not be the same in the next decade   There is no going back. The traditional classroom has to be transformed Web-based Education Commission, US Many universities/colleges may not survive by the end of this decade
  • 5. Why is it important? E-learning will contribute a wide range of the objectives contained such as achieving higher levels of skills for the labor market targeting relevant learning for lower skilled adults, improving integration of existing forms of outreach and motivating adults to develop new skills. E-learning is particularly important because people are finding that it can make a significant difference in so many areas, e.g. to how quickly they master a skill; how easy it is to study; and, of course, how much they enjoy learning. It has the capacity to contribute for learning: to raising standards; improving quality; removing barriers to learning and participation in learning; preparing for employment; up skilling in the workplace; and ultimately, ensuring that every learner achieves their full potential.
  • 6. Teacher’s Obligation use all available technology incorporate ‘old’ & ‘new’ Teacher’s Obligation Lay foundation for Lifelong learning Encourage collaborative learning
  • 7. E-learning tools: E-mail Every teacher should have an e-mail account Communicate with students Students can submit assignment Can have attachments Create a paperless environment Simple but effective Efficient and cost effective
  • 8. E-learning tools: Online communication Synchronous communication tool Communicate with students Communicate with parents More students participate Collaborative learning
  • 9. E-learning tools: Online Groups Online discussion forum Teacher can create discussion groups Teacher could post a question and request students to comment Students can post their comments Can encourage community participation Collaborative learning can be fostered Feedback from diverse culture
  • 10. E-learning Tools: Web Wide range of materials available Teacher will need to narrow down It is a resource centre Sharing of resources Supported by images, audio, simulation and multimedia
  • 11. E-learning tools: Video Conference Can conduct a live lecture Communication with students Support by audio, chat and whiteboard Can be recorded and later be used for on demand lectures Demo…
  • 12. Tools: Learning Management System (LMS) Management of content Uploading assignment, quizzes, lessons, handouts Tracking students Administrative features Integration with various tools such as chat, forum, e-mail, etc. Reporting
  • 13. Conclusion E-learning offers opportunity to raise educational standards in schools Large range of tools are available for teaching and learning Closes the gap of “Digital Divide” Involvement of teachers and student is important