E- Learning has the potential to multiply synergistically the positive effect of education system by enhancing the access of the inaccessible areas while also ensuring empowerment to not only the learners but also the teachers. E Learning has a variety of inherent advantages to offer in the education system including the chance or opportunity for students to access educational materials outside the institutions on a global perspective (Bonk, 2009). It also provides an opportunity to create, update and even revise educational material using low cost software while also providing a better interaction platform with learners through the e-mail and discussion forums. E Learning also provides an avenue for the delivery of educational materials in a time and location independent manner that also facilitates the use of text, graphics and multimedia learning materials that ensures high quality of learning material (Bonk, 2009). The students through any computer and use of just a simple browser can easily access the academic resources. It also provides an opportunity of a single teacher to interact with a very big number of students thus making the concept very cheap and cost effective. E Learning also gives learners a new interactive learning experience that is very dynamic using web based assessment tools, simulations and animated learning objects (Carliner & Shank, 2007). E Learning also provides an opportunity for cross-cultural, international, and collaborative learning between institutions
of higher learning throughout the globe. Though the E–Learning concept has very many advantages and it has in fact revolutionized the education...
This report approves that E- Learning has the potential to multiply synergistically the positive effect of education system by enhancing the access of the inaccessible areas while also ensuring empowerment to not only the learners but also the teachers. The E–Learning concept has very many advantages and it has in fact revolutionized the education sector, it has its fair share of limitations some of which make it to come under sharp criticism especially from pragmats. Institutions of higher learning are also facing numerous challenges in the implementation of E-Learning because of the unequal penetration of ICT in most parts of the world. Despite the fact that ICT is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury in today’s everyday life, some areas of the world and also here in the USA still lag behind in ICT. The challenges of multiculturalism are also lifted into E-Learning, as there is interaction between people of different cultural backgrounds, which may sometimes bring about misunderstanding.
This essay makes a conclusion that the E-Learning concept might not be perfect but it is essential and in fact very necessary in dealing with the challenges facing the education sector due to reduced Government funding and the exponentially increasing demand for higher education among other challenges associated with globalization. The concept also brings a new and revolutionized learning experience not only to the learners but also to the teachers in general. The onus to develop this mode of education lies squarely on the educators and if they agree to take up the challenge and ensure quality in E-Learning, all will be well.