The Era we are living is rapidly evolving in all fields as a result of the development of technical means and its products, which allowed all the people around the world to communicate without borders, this evolution reflected every aspect of our life, and especially the learning sector, now anyone in any far place can acquire knowledge and new sciences by himself through E-learning.
What is E-learning?
E-learning is having the ability to learn without any obstacles related to time or place, E-learning concept has evolved through the past decade, where it depended initially on either programs installed on computers or CDs, but with the development of modern devices and the increase of internet speed, the concept expanded to direct learning through the net, whether from a trainer or through simulation applications.
The nature of E-learning
E-learning is considered a type of (Online training Programs, OLTP), it delivers the same training material of one subject to thousands of people in infinite places at the same time using a computer connected to the internet.
Features and advantages of E-learning
Continuous learning is a goal of any effective institution, as well as to the individuals who always seek their self-improvement, and E-learning has came to support this approach by offering many advantages to the institutions and individuals, which are:
First: E-learning importance for the institution:
- Lowering the (trainers traveling costs, trainers time, production cost, training material distribution, offices costs, and trainers)
- Ability to get the best training programs by sharing, exchanging, and purchasing.
- Automated feedback at the end of the course.
- Facilitate accessing the same source simultaneously unlike paper based sources.
Second: E-learning importance for the individuals:
- Save traveling and transporting time.
- Effective and ease of access and interaction with trainer and among the trainees.
- The possibility of training in any place and time.
- Overcoming the problem of large trainees’ number in training courses.
What is the difference between E-learning and traditional learning?
|Trainer and trainee||Trainer is a participant and sometimes a learner||Trainer is a transmitter and prompter of the knowledge|
|Trainee is the base||Trainer is the base|
|trainee||Interactive and participator role||A recipient role|
|content||Changing and constantly renewed||Constant content for a long period of time|
|knowledge||(Inquiry – innovation)||(memorizing – remembering – facts accumulation)|
|focus||Focus on the quality of the presented material||Focus on the amount of presented material|
|Access and spreading||chronologically and geographically widespread||geographically Limited|
The future of E-learning
A study from Ambient on 2011 pointed that the value of e-learning products that entered the market has increased to over 30 billion dollars for the year 2010, and definitely has doubled several times over the following years taking advantage of the leap in the quality and quantity of smart phones and tablets users’, global companies has started initiatives to support E-learning, Apple for example announced available Apps to download training materials and books via its famous device the iPad.
(Bakkah Inc) for training and consultation is considered a leader in E-learning field, where it offers a chance for anyone anywhere to enroll in distinct training courses which are required in the labor market, and it has created a special training portal for this https://learn.bakkah.net.sa/.
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