Learning has no bar on age and no criteria for environment. It is a process, a habit and a nceessity. By finding alternatives to learning in any surrounding, education is seeing a revolution…
Innovations and discoveries sometimes become a part of the routine cycle and are acknolwledged only when the need arises. And this time such a need was felt by the academic world.
The sudden and sporadic outburst of Covid – 19 sent the entire education industry into jeopardy. But as said above, situations make the conditions for learning.
Classes can not be stopped all at once and we cannot deprive the students of their studies for unknown number of days. Keeping them tucked in the houses without anything to do would also be dangerous for them, as it would be waste of young talent.
Then came the concept of online classes and colleges and colleges put together their minds to restore to e-mode of teaching. The teaching staff, the administration, as well as the students were e-learned to start e-classes immediately without wasting even a single day of the lockdown. The way the lockdown advisories were also adhered to and students were bought onto the online mode of learning.
Online learning is education that take place over the internet. Often referred to as ‘e-learning’, it is a type of ‘distance learning’ – the umbrella term for any learning that takes place across distance and not in a traditional classrooms.
The importance of online learning and its significance in education are for everyone who has access to education, no matter his location, to help eliminate borders and barriers, both social as well as physical. Online courses are a great solution to challenges faced by students, like the present isolation due to Coronavirus. Through e-learning, children are provided with high-quality of education at their own pace and place. E-learning allows students to study from any place where they have internet access. This also allows students to organize their time more effectively.
The benefits of e-learning are career advancement, flexible schedules and environment, self-discipline and responsibility and more choice of course topics.
And for going online for e-learning, we need to impart training to the faculty first and then to students under the guidance of the developers of the software to be used in distant learning mode, with the objective to increase efficiencies. The main purpose of training is to ensure that all employees have the technical skills needed to perform the job smoothly, increase motivation and engagement, reduce employee turnover, skill employees and address risk management.
In view of the above benefits, we need to have a look on the resources that are currently available that can host the services through dedicated servers.
ADVANTAGES OF E-LEARNING
- It is a very efficient way of delivering courses online. Due to its convenience and flexibility, the resources are available from anywhere and at any time. Students have the freedom to juggle their careers and school because they aren’t tied down to a fixed schedule on reduced costs.
- E-learning saves time and money. With online learning, the learners can access content anywhere and anytime.
- E-learning leads to better retention, is consistent and offers personalisation.