The Relevance and Utility of E-Learning Solutions
Aug 27, 2016 E-Learning/CALL 1157 Views
The crucial role of K12 content development services
American scholar in history and winner of numerous awards including Pulitzer Prize, Jill Lepore, rightly opined: In kindergarten, you can learn how to be a citizen of the world. Indeed, in the present era governed by the ICT (information and communication technology) wherein computer literacy is the medium to learn the basic three 'R's - reading, writing and arithmetic, the K12 content development services play the most crucial and decisive role. In varied formats, the providers of these services cater to the respective needs as per the age group and relevant syllabi. All these are enabled through interactive e-books and apps.
E-learning has enriched the process of imparting a lesson on a highly interesting note
The students, right from the tiny tots at the kindergarten level to the teen-aged youngsters in the 12th standard of high schools, have got immense liking for this mode of learning. On their part, the providers of content in this segment of academics have risen to the occasion. In particular, different companies across the globe have well acquainted themselves to meet the eternal challenges involved in conversion of traditional book-based content into interactive learning solutions. Simultaneously, they have also retained the essence of the core content in every subject and thereby enriched the process of imparting a lesson on a highly interesting note.
The salient features of the services rendered by a reputed online content development company are manifold such as -
- Content Development
- Instructional Designing
- Sketching and colourful Illustrations
- Media Production
- Flash Programming
- Authoring and Quality Analysis
In fact, the companies engaged in catering to the needs of e-learning have carved out a name at home as well as abroad including the most developed countries. These companies have expertise in programming various learning solutions in Flash and HTML5 for school curricula in all grades. No wonder, leading institutions as well as international publishing houses look up to these companies to provide turnkey packages in e-learning.
Over a decade ago, two learned librarians had conducted an in-depth study on this aspect of education. They published the findings of their research in a paper titled 'E-learning scenario and its impact on library and information science professionals'.
Mentioning the challenges and dynamics of the society ahead, they highlighted numerous advantages of e-learning:
- Lower cost, time-saving and ability to cover distances
- Flexibility and faster response
- Effective and better competitiveness
- E-learning complements the process and also enables a vast outreach to the masses
- Scope for use of, and link into other resources available on the internet
- Ideal substitute for a classroom teaching environment
Thus, addressing fellow library professionals, these librarians observed that they cannot run away from this change in the new millennium. The quality of the e-learning experience follows from the quality of the course modules and of the interactions among students and instructors that make up online courses.