E-Learning – A Beneficial Option

In the era of computing and technology, children are seen to be more techno-savvy than the adults. Be it the games or the technicalities in i-pods and mobiles, children rectify it faster than the adults. Thus in the era of computing and technology, childrens’ brains work faster than any other technology. The traditional educating format seems boring for them, in order to attract them towards education, a new format of education already exists, it is called e-learning.

E-learning is basically learning through internet or CD-ROM. E-learning delivers the information through text, streaming videos, audios that enable the user to enhance the knowledge, the use of various technologies enables easier grasping that results in greater understanding and in turn greater performance.

According to the research made by the U.S department of education, the students opted for higher education online performed better than those opted for traditional format education. Internet provides access to almost everyone all round the world, the courses available online caters to the international target audiences. Experts from every field and teachers with great competencies share their opinions online, the helps students to gain all round development in their course. E-learning is reasonably cheap while students’ performance excels than that in traditional learning format. E-learning increases the competencies of the students through self paced learning, students can educate themselves at their own convenience. This makes the education process more interesting. This use various technologies makes the curriculum educative as well as entertaining, thus learning something through edutainment unconsciously memorize the content, for instance if the solar system is taught to a child in a traditional education format he may find it boring; however if the same child is provided a game on the solar system where he has to ride a space jet through all the planets of the solar system where each planet has a name and the number he automatically remembers both the name and number of the planet while never feels he has actually studied something.

In recent times almost everyone depends on e-learning, a student with traditional format education too depends on e-learning for his academic projects. He uses different informative websites that helps him in his project. With the emergence of social networking sites, discussions on various issues took momentum with the time. Many educational sites provide discussion forums in order to facilitate the students to discuss on various education-based topics.

E-learning is generally categorized into Computer-based learning and Computer-Based Training. Computer-based learning basically means educating students through computers, be it in a classroom or at location convenient for you. However it does not include learning through computer games and web browsing. Computer-based training on the other hand is a self paced learning process where technology can be used to explain a concept. For instance: – one makes use of a video or animated flash to explain a concept.

E-Learning has also evolved new techniques called Computer-supported collaborative learning and Technology-enhanced Learning. Computer supported collaborative learning enables the user to enhance their knowledge through contemporary information and communication technology. Technology enhanced Learning enables the learning process through technology.

E-Learning simplifies the learning process making it more interesting than ever and thus focusing children’s attention towards education. E-Learning and online education not only facilitates the learning process, it also provides you the privilege of learning at your own convenience. The source of knowledge is experience, it can either be yours or others, traditional format schools/colleges provide knowledge through others experience however e-learning provides you the flexibility of earn and learn.

Elliott Massie had once said, “We need to bring learning to people instead of bringing people to learning.” E-learning does it accurately and thus has overwhelming response which results in improvement of grades.