Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Varieties Of E-learning

The virtual classroom:
     >  It is the most familiar analogue for building eLearning programs.
   > The intention of virtual classrooms is to extend the structure and services that accompany formal education programs from the campus or learning center to learners, wherever they are located.
     > The virtual classroom is for learners who may be pursuing a distance education degree made up entirely of online lessons, and it may include campusbased courses, where students join in from a variety of on- and      offcampus locations—in a real-time class session via the Internet. 

Online learning:
  >  This model of eLearning revolves around its dependence on courseware, delivered over the Internet to learners at a variety of locations where the primary interaction between the learner and the experiences of their learning occur via networked computer technology.
  >  Increasingly, learning management systems are serving as the basis for building online programs where the education experience is entirely meditated through a digital interface. 

Rapid eLearning:
>   This is a direct response to eLearning products that made it hard for non-technical subject matter experts and learners to contribute and make use of multimedia learning content to the knowledge base.
>   Rapid eLearning uses tools such as Adobe Captivate 2 and Adobe Presenter 6 to reduce the time it takes to produce rich, engaging Flash learning content, while allowing more non-technical contributors, including subject matter experts (SMEs) and students, to share their SCORM and AICC conformant Adobe Captivate learning objects as a stand-alone Flash movie or as an element of aultimedia portfolio that can be securely shared within an Adobe PDF document.

Mobile learning:
>   Mobile learning builds on the availability of ubiquitous networks and portable digital devices, including laptop computers, PDAs, game consoles, MP3 players, and mobile phones, and it takes advantage of place-independent flexibility that comes from working away from the desktop.
>   Mobile learning provides the opportunity to connect informal learning experiences that occur naturally throughout the day with formal learning experiences, such as those encountered in the virtual classroom model, using games or in online learning implementations. Common tools for producing mobile learning content include Flash rofessional, Flash Media Server, and Flash Lite.

E Commerce Model:
>  A business model is defined as the methods and techniques employed by a firm to generate revenue and sustain its position in the value chain .
>  There are an increasing number of e-commerce business models as more businesses choose the path of electronic commerce (Lai and Wong, 2005; Drejer, 2004; Jaqueline 1999).
>  Business models are very essential because they help in understanding the basics of specific businesses.
>  Changes can be made, improvements can be observed, and results can be obtained using a business model by simulating various business scenarios.
>  Business models can also be used a baseline for evaluating progress .

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E-Learning and the Corporate World

E-Learning makes Business Sense

Since the conventional distance learning that utilized television and radio to broadcast a topic to a number of people in different locations at different times, the various forms of learning have evolved greatly. Through the immense increase in technological innovation we have far surpassed the conventional method of classroom learning and are now able to deliver lessons directly into people's homes, offices, or any other location that is accessible by way of technology.

 Can e-learning be the solution to keep people in sync with the rapidly changing corporate world? Corporations are using e-learning as a means of quickly communicating business-critical information across organizations and across the country.

Corporate E-Learning

E-learning within the educational industry provides educators and learners with a solution to their specific needs; e-learning for corporations addresses the business world's specific requirements. Quickly communicating a business-specific concept, training various departments across the country at the same time, introducing a new product into the company, those are just some of the business specific applications of e-learning in the corporate world.

The Cost (Savings!!!)

Corporations are constantly looking to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Being able to educate employees while keeping them on the job is extremely valuable to any business. A well-structured e-learning solution is the answer that supports the overall business objective.

With technology evolving at its current pace, the bounds of e-learning are virtually limitless. Being able to train employees from different departments within different locations throughout the country has become a commonly applied training procedure in today's world.

On-the-job training, for individuals or groups, is replacing in-person training sessions. Utilizing the advances in mobile technology, e-learning can now be employed on various handheld devices and PDAs. The mere travel cost savings that are realized make this an invaluable tool. Overall, e-learning has proven it is here to stay! Future advances in technology will provide the learners with even more interactivity and simulations, which will help maximize learning.

Comfort and Convenience

Enabling employee's access to training materials on the job has also increased job satisfaction enormously. This intern heightens worker motivation and results in increased work performance. Picture yourself being able to sit comfortably at your desk while completing the newest training module on your companies' newest product.

The learning program enables you to review the information as often as you like, move forward and backward through the instruction at the pace you are comfortable with. This adds to the countless benefits a corporation can realize through the successful use of e-learning

The Bottom Line

animation test Pictures, Images and PhotosWhile it has taken some time for the business world to jump on the bandwagon, E-learning is here to stay and will only become more advanced and more widely used. E-learning is a must for any successful corporation and offers limitless opportunities to those who use it wisely.

 In the business world everything culminates to the bottom line: Profit! Employing a successful e-learning strategy allows a corporation to cut costs tremendously, while increasing workplace satisfaction and raising employee motivation. All this lets you wonder where the future of e-learning will take us!

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of E-learning

Advantages of E-Learning

> E-learning is beneficial to education, corporations and to all types of learners. It is affordable, saves time, and produces measurable results. E-learning is more cost effective than traditional learning because less time and money is spent traveling. Since e-learning can be done in any geographic location and there are no travel expenses, this type of learning is much less costly than doing learning at a traditional institute.
> Flexibility is a major benefit of e-learning. E-learning has the advantage of taking class anytime anywhere. Education is available when and where it is needed. E-learning can be done at the office, at home, on the road, 24 hours a day, and seven days a week. .

> E-learning also has measurable assessments which can be created so the both the instructors and students will know what the students have learned, when they've completed courses, and how they have performed.

> Students like e-learning because it accommodates different types of learning styles. Students have the advantage of learning at their own pace. Students can also learn through a variety of activities that apply to many different learning styles learners have.

> Learners can fit e-learning into their busy schedule. If they hold a job, they can still be working with e-learning. If the learner needs to do the learning at night, then this option is available. Learners can sit in their home in their pajamas and do the learning if they desire.

> E-learning encourages students to peruse through information by using hyperlinks and sites on the worldwide Web. Students are able to find information relevant to their personal situations and interest. E-learning allows students to select learning materials that meet their level of knowledge, interest and what they need to know to perform more effectively in an activity.

> E-learning is more focused on the learner and it is more interesting for the learner because it is information that they want to learn. E-learning is flexible and can be customized to meet the individual needs of the learners.

> E-learning helps students develop knowledge of the Internet. This knowledge will help learners throughout their careers. E-learning encourages students to take personal responsibility for their own learning. When learners succeed, it builds self-knowledge and self-confidence in them.

> Educators and corporations really benefit from e-learning. Learners enjoy having the opportunity to learn at their own pace, on their own time, and have it less costly.

Disadvantages of E-Learning

> One disadvantage of e-learning is that learners need to have access to a computer as well as the Internet. They also need to have computer skills with programs such as word processing, Internet browsers, and e-mail. Without these skills and software it is not possible for the student to succeed in e-learning.

> E-learners need to be very comfortable using a computer. Slow Internet connections or older computers may make accessing course materials difficult. This may cause the learners to get frustrated and give up. Another disadvantage of e-learning is managing computer files and online learning software.

> For learners with beginner-level computer skills it can sometimes seem complex to keep their computer files organized. Without good computer organizational skills learners may lose or misplace reports causing them to be late in submitting assignments. Some of the students also may have trouble installing software that is required for the class.

> E-learning also requires just as much time for attending class and completing assignments as any traditional classroom course. This means that students have to be highly motivated and responsible because all the work they do is on their own.

> Learners with low motivation or bad study habits may fall behind. Another disadvantage of e-learning is that without the routine structures of a traditional class, students may get lost or confused about course activities and deadlines causing the student to fail or do poorly.

> Another disadvantage of e-learning is that students may feel isolated from the instructor. Instructions are not always available to help the learner so learners need to have discipline to work independently without the instructor's assistance.

> E-learners also need to have good writing and communication skills. When instructors and other learners aren't meeting face-to-face it is possible to misinterpret what was meant.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Real E Learning

E-learning is commonly referred to the intentional use of networked information and communications technology in teaching and learning. A number of other terms are also used to describe this mode of teaching and learning. They include online learning, virtual learning, distributed learning, network and web-based learning. Fundamentally, they all refer to educational processes that utilize information and communications technology to mediate asynchronous as well as synchronous learning and teaching activities. On closer scrutiny, however, it will be clear that these labels refer to slightly different educational processes and as such they cannot be used synonymously with the term e-learning.

The term e-learning comprises a lot more than online learning, virtual learning, distributed learning, networked or web-based learning. As the letter “e” in e-learning stands for the word “electronic”, e-learning would incorporate all educational activities that are carried out by individuals or groups working online or offline, and synchronously or asynchronously via networked or standalone computers and other electronic devices.

History of E Learning In Malaysia
> E-learning strategies have been introduced into public universities since 1996
> The 1990s were a period of considerable economic and educational change in Malaysia.

> 1990s = Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad introduced Vision 2020
> 1996  = Establishment of the Multimedia Super Corridor and the privatization of tertiary education. 
> All these initiatives were interconnected. The Malaysian educational sector appears to have been revolutionised during the decade beginning in 1996.
> Since then, E-learning is introduced widely and is encourage to be implemented in organizations and education.

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E Learning - Education Today And Tomorrow

computer-animation-6.gif Pictures, Images and PhotosThis blog is all about the new method or evolution of learning in this globalization era.

It is important to all people around the world and it has been used by almost of them in their daily life, from kids until adults. They are using the same method which is E Learning.

This video shows about how important internet or E Learning in our life.
the differentiate between previous life and present.

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