Understanding eLearning is simple. In the current scenario eLearning has a crucial role to play. eLearning is learning utilising electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. In most cases, it refers to a course, program, or classes delivered completely online.
There are many terms used to describe learning that is delivered online, via the internet, ranging from Distance Education to computerised electronic learning, online learning, internet learning and many others. We define eLearning as courses that are specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where teaching staff will teach. It is an interactive pattern where students can communicate with your teachers, professors or other students in your class. It can be delivered live, where you can “electronically” raise your hand and interact in real-time and sometimes pre-recorded lectures will be provided. There is always a teacher or professor interacting /communicating with you and grading your participation, your assignments and your tests.
The benefits of eLearning are almost too numerous to count. We understood the benefits of eLearning when a pandemic situation hits around the world. Students can access the classes staying safe at home, teachers can cover the material on time, all without travelling to the classroom.There have been many studies showing that eLearning students retain the material to a significantly greater degree than face-to-face instructor-led classes. The content delivery is consistent and can be easily repeated if needed to gain a better understanding.
E-Learning resources are related to online delivery and interaction over the Internet, using classroom management systems (CMS). Using a CMS (and a web browser), students can log in from anywhere in the world to access their class materials and interact with one another. Each institution uses a specific system, but they are all similar in their ability to present course material including class syllabus, assignments, quizzes, and provide video and audio plus a whiteboard screen where the lesson is presented just like it would be on a classroom’s video screen or blackboard. You can interact with instructors, access course materials and stimulate debate among your fellow students when it fits your schedule. In most courses, you must keep up with the scheduled course work. Courses are instructor-led and, in most instances, follow the same semester schedule as traditional courses. All specific course information such as how to reach the instructor, what work is expected, and deadlines to turn in assignments and take tests will be found within your course module.