WHY E-LEARNING: INSIGHTS INTO THE WORLD OF ONLINE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
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The world today is rapidly progressing on the road to utilization, with the ever-increasing number of technical applications that are used to communicate and pass on knowledge. In a traditional classroom, knowledge acquisition is limited to the information the instructor has and that which they can access. However, connecting students to the outside world enhances their ability to construct new knowledge.
E-learning is an umbrella term that is used to describe a wide variety of electronic ways that enable access to education, and the process in itself. These include: virtual classrooms, web-based learning, computer-based learning, digital collaboration, video and audio recordings, interactive TV and many more. Thus, e-learning is suited to flexible learning methods and distance learning. E-learning can however be coupled with face-to-face instruction, which is called blended learning.