Corona has brought so many changes in the daily routine of our life. This is not just about us, the whole world has suffered from the Corona pandemic. During this time we have to make some changes in our personal and professional life. For the corona pandemic the learning of our education system has changed by online methods. Even the training program is now continuing through the online platforms. Even In some universities they run their courses in online platforms so that students from other countries can take part in the courses and can continue their learning process without the hurdle of coronavirus. This is why in this news era E-learning term is very familiar to all over the world as we know.
What is E-learning?
E-learning is referred to as electric learning because of the delivery methods of the online learning system. The experts of this related field mentioned that e-learning solved the two problems simultaneously at a time. The two problems are time and the location. Basically the delivery of training, education or knowledge collection and distribution via network interactivity is known as the term of e-learning.
Actually in this present time the researcher and the scholars still cannot reach the same point to identify the common definition for this concept because of so many different descriptions.
History of E-learning
During the Teklern Conference in Ward In 1999, the term e-learning was first coined by Elliott Massy Disney. Professors of Sydney Presy was the first inventor of the electronic learning machine which was appreciated by the tech giants of the world. They considered it as the game changer of the future education system. Other researchers mentioned at that time that this system will be an essential part for all of the country to continue their learning process. But even earlier in 1728 distance learning courses via email were introduced by Caleb Philips. So we can say that the E-learning process is very old as more than we know about it.
Benefits of E-learning:
There is no substitute for E-learning in this corona pandemic. Without the e-learning process all education activities would have been suspended in the last two years which would have had a mentionable negative impact on education activities around the world. This has accelerated the education activities in this pandemic throughout the world.
E-learning makes the education process easier
By using the E-learning process the way of teaching methods gets much easier to the student which makes their lessons too comprehensive to understand. For the multimedia facilities teachers now can provide much content through the internet to the student to solve the complex question of the text book of their educational curriculum activities.
Availability of the lessons material
As a student needs so many materials to complete his or her lessons. By using the electronic methods it can easily provide the educational materials to the students.
If a teacher wants to give multiple video or image examples to his students he can do this in the present time through the electronic learning process.
The E-learning process makes it possible to present and collect the material without the zero hassle as the guardians want.
In the traditional education system a teacher has to spend a lot of extra money to elaborate or correct the education system. But in the e-learning process he or she can do the elaborating or correction process for the material on his or her device easily. For this reason they need not to spend extra money for this.
In the same way students also can get the opportunities to have the updated material without the extra money.
Drawbacks of e-learning
Though we have so many blessings from the e-learning process, these learning approaches have some pitfalls which are making hurdles for the move forwarding the e-learning process. We know the whole process of the electronic learning process is done virtually as a result the students are deprived from the face to face interaction of the learning process which could have a negative effect on children’s personality development.
Moreover, eLearning enables relatively faster delivery cycles. ELearning enables lessons and programs to roll out within a few days or weeks. This increased effectiveness also helps students learn more quickly.