E-learning opens a Pandora box of resources in front of both students and teachers, the access to which they wouldn’t have had earlier irrespective of their status and location.
Projections show that the e-learning market worldwide is forecast to surpass 243 billion US dollars by 2022. It clearly shows that e-learning has become a global trend, and more and more people are preferring it over traditional classrooms.
People take professional level courses usually to increase their qualifications and enhance their career opportunities in their jobs. For example, to get promotion in higher level and higher paid jobs; in management related professional degrees, diplomas are helpful. However, many employees may be exhausted after their work and don’t want to attend regular classes. So, naturally, an online class is more convenient for them, as it saves valuable time, money, and energy.
The best thing about online learning is that individuals can take a course from the comfort of their office or home. Even with a busy schedule, one can find some spare time to take a course or study for it.
The”government of India” has taken some strong steps to push for digital reform in the country. It is a strong supporter of e-learning.
As per the website of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, the government has been financially supporting R&D projects in the area of E-Learning at various academic educational institutes.
The programmes supported by the government include content, R&D technology initiatives, human resource development projects, and faculty training initiatives to promote skill-based learning and create job-ready people for the industries.
“In traditional learning”
Classroom learning helps students and teachers know each other in a better manner. This allows teachers to know the students and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses better, act as mentors, and guide students in their career possibilities.
In a traditional classroom, students can directly share their views and clarify their own queries with the teacher, thus getting their questions answered right away.
“But now it has changed the online learning is doing away with traditional learning methods.”