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  • 1. PERSONAL LEARNING: E- LEARNING Mr. G.P. SHEEJITH MONISH M.Sc., Assist Prof in CD&F,Rathinam College of Arts & Science,Coimbatore. Abstract E-Learning is the use of technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. E-Learning can include training, the delivery of just-in-time information and guidance from expert. E-learning objectives, methods of E-learning, various reasons for E-Learning, Advantages and its Limitations. This paper discussed about full of E-learning techniques. Introduction E-learning is using technology to deliver training anytime, anyplace. It can be known as a number of different things and spelled in a number of ways including online learning, online training and e learning. E-learning is to classroom learning as cell phones are to a pay phone at the bus station. At least it is in some ways. For instance, e-learning allows we learn anywhere and usually at any time, as long as we have a properly configured computer. Cell phones allow communicate any time and usually anywhere, as long as we have a properly configured phone. E-learning can be CD-ROM-based, Network-based, Intranet-based or Internet-based. It can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments. It can be a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training we might experience in a crowded classroom. It's self-paced, hands-on learning. The quality of the electronic-based training, as in every form of training, is in its content and its delivery. E-learning can suffer from many of the same pitfalls as classroom training, such as boring slides, monotonous speech, and little opportunity for interaction.
  • 2. Objectives of E- Learning: Upon successful completion of this unit of instruction, the student shall be able to: Understand what e-Learning is and how it is used. Understand the benefits and limitations of e-Learning. Understand strategies that can be used to be successful at e-Learning Methods of E-Learning: E-Learning is instruction that occurs when the instructor and the students are separated by time, by distance, or both. It can be divided into 2 major delivery methods: Synchronous learning Asynchronous learning Synchronous e-Learning or training happens in real-time with an instructor facilitating the training. Most commonly this type of learning takes place over the Internet, using a “chat room” on specialized Web Sites. Each student logs in at a specific time and can communicate directly with the instructor and with each other. Synchronous e-Learning may also be accomplished through telephone or video conferencing or through two-way live television broadcasts between instructors and students in distant classrooms. Asynchronous e-Learning or training is e-Learning in the more conventional sense of the word. Asynchronous e-Learning is usually CD or DVD-ROM-based, or can be Intranet or Internet based. Students generally work on an interactive “self-paced” program of study. This may include access to instructors or experts through online bulletin boards, discussion groups and e-mail. Programs may also be completely self-contained with links to various reference materials in place of an instructor. Asynchronous e-Learning allows the student to learn anywhere and usually at any time, as long as they have the proper equipment.
  • 3. Levels of e-learning E-learning falls into four categories, from the very basic to the very advanced. The categories are: i. Knowledge databases -- While not necessarily seen as actual training, these databases are the most basic form of e-learning. We've probably seen knowledge databases on software sites offering indexed explanations and guidance for software questions, along with step-by-step instructions for performing specific tasks. These are usually moderately interactive, meaning that we can either type in a key word or phrase to search the database, or make a selection from an alphabetical list. ii. Online support -- Online support is also a form of e-learning and functions in a similar manner to knowledge databases. Online support comes in the form of forums, chat rooms, online bulletin boards, e-mail, or live instant-messaging support. Slightly more interactive than knowledge databases, online support offers the opportunity for more specific questions and ansyours, as well as more immediate ansyours. iii. Asynchronous training -- This is e-learning in the more traditional sense of the word. It involves self-paced learning, either CD-ROM-based, Network-based, Intranet-based or Internet-based. It may include access to instructors through online bulletin boards, online discussion groups and e-mail. Or, it may be totally self-contained with links to reference materials in place of a live instructor. iv. Synchronous training -- Synchronous training is done in real-time with a live instructor facilitating the training. Everyone logs in at a set time and can communicate directly with the instructor and with each other. We can raise your cyber hand and even view the cyber whiteboard. It lasts for a set amount of time -- from a single session to several weeks, months or even years. This type of training usually takes place via Internet Web sites, audio- or video-conferencing, Internet telephony, or even two-way live broadcasts to students in a classroom.
  • 4. Reasons for e-learning There are a number of benefits associated with implementing e-learning and our customers come to us for different reasons. Here are some of the top reasons why Learning Pool customers use our services. 1. Scalable, Efficient and Fast E-learning gives we the ability to quickly create and communicate new policies and training. By using our Authoring Tool and our Learning Management System (called our DLE) we’ll be able to roll-out to large audiences cost-effectively. 2. Capacity and consistency E-learning offers the ability to achieve high levels of coverage among your target audience and ensures the message communicated is consistent. This means all learners get the same training. 3. Higher Learning Retention than traditional learning Blended learning results in higher knowledge retention rate as it appeals to a wider range of learning styles. There’s also the added ability to refresh or update coursework whenever it’s needed and learn at a pace that suits your learners. 4. Using e-learning saves we time and money It reduces time away from the workplace, cuts down on expensive travel and reduces the need for costly classroom-based training. 5. Measuring learning activity and proving return on investment Using our Learning Management System, tracking Learner progress is a breeze and reporting on activity is a button press away.
  • 5. 6. Reduce your carbon footprint By delivering your training online and testing your staff through online quizzes we’re providing alternatives to paper-based forms of learning and testing. 7. Flexibility and finding hard to reach people E-learning can give staff the freedom to learn when and where they want, and at their own pace. We can train staff who would usually be in remote locations and have trouble getting to and from classroom training venues. Strategies for e-Learning Success Recent technological advances and the advent of e-Learning have dramatically altered the world of education and training. There are millions of e-Learners in the U.S. and around the world. Today’s e-Learners come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and are of all ages. Most are working people who are trying to continue their education and improve their opportunities. Still, e-Learning is quite different from traditional classroom learning and is not for everyone. Successful e-Learning students share certain qualities and abilities. E-Learning requires motivation and self-discipline. Successful e-Learning students are able to study independently and incorporate study time into their busy lives. Students should set aside regular study time. e-Learning requires a real commitment to keep up with the flow of the process and to finish within the required period of time. Define your goals and plan for success. Define your goals and objectives for your eLearning experience. Understand the requirements and plan ahead so that we will know what’s expected of we and how your performance will be evaluated. e-Learning requires good reading and writing skills. The ability to efficiently read and interpret instructions is a critical skill in e-Learning. Most activities and communications are also written, so it is important to be comfortable with your ability to express yourself through writing.
  • 6. Incorporate work, life, and other educational experiences as part of the learning process. e-Learning requires the student to make inferences based on experience as well as facts. Meaningful reflection and critical analysis of information are an essential part of the learning process. Look for opportunities to apply what we have learned in your life. Be willing and able to commit adequate time to the e-Learning process. E-Learning is a convenient way to receive education and training, but it is not easier than the traditional educational process. In fact, it often requires more time and commitment. Have access to the necessary equipment and create some personal space. It is important that we have a place to study in a peaceful and focused manner. Advantages of online or computer-based learning E-Learning is student centered. The learner is the core of any e-Learning system. Materials and activities are designed with the needs and interests of the learner in mind. Students assume control of their learning experience and use it to suit their own specific needs. E-Learning is self-directed and self-paced. Learners control the amount of time they spend on any particular topic. This allows learners to spend additional time on difficult items before moving on or to skip material they already understand. This “individualized” approach usually allows learners to complete their education and training faster than in traditional courses. E-Learning is interactive and hands-on. The use of a variety of multimedia in eLearning increases student involvement and reinforces the learning experience. This leads to increased retention and a stronger grasp of the subject at hand. E-Learning is flexible. Learning can take place anytime and anywhere, as long as the necessary equipment is accessible. The logistics and expense of face-to-face education and training can be extremely limiting when students are separated by distance. ELearning also allows physically or otherwise challenged students to more fully participate. E-Learning provides consistent and effective training. All of the target learners can participate simultaneously and receive the same information, reducing the variability introduced through multiple sessions in different locations.
  • 7. Class work can be scheduled around work and family. Reduces travel time and travel costs for off-campus students. Students may have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest. Students can study anywhere they have access to a computer and Internet connection. Self-paced learning modules allow students to work at their own pace Flexibility to join discussions in the bulletin board threaded discussion areas at any hour, or visit with classmates and instructors remotely in chat rooms Instructors and students both report eLearning fosters more interaction among students and instructors than in large lecture courses eLearning can accommodate different learning styles and facilitate learning through a variety of activities Develops knowledge of the Internet and computers skills that will help learners throughout their lives and careers Successfully completing online or computer-based courses builds self-knowledge and self-confidence and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning Learners can test out of or skim over materials already mastered and concentrate efforts in mastering areas containing new information and/or skills Disadvantages of online or computer-based learning Computer literacy and access to equipment. Any e-Learning system involves basic equipment and a minimum level of computer knowledge in order to perform the tasks required by the system. A student that does not possess these skills, or have access to these tools, cannot succeed in an e-Learning program. Some topics are not appropriate for e-Learning. Certain subjects that require physical exertion and practice, such as sports and public speaking, are not good candidates for eLearning. However, e-Learning can be a useful companion to traditional education for teaching background and technical information. Students themselves can be a limitation to e-Learning. The flexibility and studentcentered nature of e-Learning requires a high level of student responsibility. A successful e-Learning student must be well organized, self-motivated, and have good time
  • 8. management skills. What we get out of an e-Learning program is directly related to the amount of effort we put in Learners with low motivation or bad study habits may fall behind Without the routine structures of a traditional class, students may get lost or confused about course activities and deadlines Instructor may not always be available when students are studying or need help Slow Internet connections or older computers may make accessing course materials frustrating & Students may feel isolated from the instructor and classmates Managing computer files and online learning software can sometimes seem complex for students with beginner-level computer skills Hands-on or lab work is difficult to simulate in a virtual classroom Conclusion To be a successful e-Learner we must believe that meaningful, high quality learning can take place without a traditional classroom. When properly designed and executed, e-Learning is a highly effective and rewarding learning environment. To support these different learning needs, we will need different e-learning delivery methods. Additionally, we will need a way to develop and manage e-learning. Reference E-Learning-Concepts and Practice John Gardner - 2006 Pp 24,45 Sage Publications Ltd, London E-Learning Companion: A Student's Guide to Online Success Ryan WatkinsMichael CorryPreview- 2010- P 12 Wordsworth, Cengage Learning, USA Managing E-learning: Design, Delivery and Implementation Badrul Huda Khan - 2005 –Pp 246-252 , Information science publishing, UK.