Getting Started in Electronic Learning
Apr 17, 2010 E-Learning/CALL 2987 Views
Education is very important in a man's life which why our parents strive and work hard to send us to school. However, there are times and circumstance where one must drop out of school to do more important things and tend to more pressing matters. What if you were one of them? An undergraduate student who wish to pick up from where you left off and study again? Is there a way for you to finish college? The answer to your questions is yes.
E-learning is the breakthrough teaching method that utilizes the power of the internet. This technology-enhanced learning is available for undergraduate students who want to earn their degree. This learning method is not only used by colleges, universities and education faculties but also corporate companies. Corporate companies use this medium to conduct webinars or online seminars. In this way, members of the board across the global can converge and participate in a meeting as if they are in the same place at the same time.
Now as an undergraduate student who wants to finish your degree, it is imperative for you to know how this computer based learn system works. What are the types of learning system? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this new studying platform? Well let us help you get started and help you take a crash course on what electronic learning is all about.
Pros and Cons
This computer-based learning has broken boundaries. It was able to achieve things that the traditional classroom set-up has failed to do so. For example, distance studying is no longer a problem for students who need to travel long distances to go to their schools. Since there are self-paced online learning modules, studying can work around family and work schedules. Education can easily be disseminated because of the easy access to any student across the globe. This type of learning not only allows students to finish their course but their computer skills are also enhanced while they are studying their lessons.
On the other hand, there are also flaws or disadvantages of this modern computer based learning. For instance, since there are no personal interactions, students who required motivation and encouragement from their mentors to study well, will likely fall behind on the lessons. Slow internet connection is a great hindrance in studying. Lab and hands on training is very difficult to simulate in the virtual classroom. This type of learning method may not be advisable for those who have ailments due to long exposure to the computer.
There are different types of this online learning. There is the online learning course where studying is purely internet based. Hybrid course is the combination of the traditional campus based learning and computer based studies. Telecourses on the other hand do not require internet connection since all studying content are videos and textbook driven. Telewebs combines the video component of telecourses and adds it with online components.
E-learning has revolutionized the education system and has provided a new teaching platform for students from all walks of life.