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Intelligence Level: E-Learning

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E-learning comprises all forms of electronically supported learning and teaching. The information and communication systems, whether networked learning or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process. The term will still most likely be utilized to reference out-of-classroom and in-classroom educational experiences via technology, even as advances continue in regard to devices and curriculum.

E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning,virtual education opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.

What e-learning has done was remove the borders of a classroom. With the internet being a platform for e-learning materials, the world becomes the classroom where anyone can learn about anything and everything. Lecturers can conduct lessons from home, or on virtual reality sites like SecondLife to see replicas of the 7 wonders of the world. There is essentially no limitations to what can be learnt/taught with e-learning. Even if you do not wish to learn something academic, but a new skill. There are tons of videos or blogs that provide instructions on how to, lets say, tie a hangman’s noose. And you can ask questions to the poster on their blog, or even reply with your own video to show how you are following the instructions and yet still getting it wrong. E-learning creates an informal learning environment where students can become teachers and teachers become students. It elevates the pressure of a learning from a classroom setting, and absorbing knowledge in an engaging and interesting way. E-learning is definitely a step in the right direction of education for the future.

Here is a fun instructional video:

Here are some interesting facts about e-learning that I found on http://www.degreescout.com/featured/surprising-facts-about-online-education:

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Written by Jacob

April 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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