Rolando Balbiron Antonio Jr.
E-learning is a type of learning conducted digitally via electronic media, typically involving the internet. It can be accessed via most electronic devices including a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone, making it a versatile and easy way for students to learn wherever they are. E-learning resources come in a variety of forms – from software programmes and digital courses to interactive online platform and apps. The advantages of e-learning are: learn from anywhere, at any time - since online education only requires a laptop or a smartphone with an internet connection, students can learn anywhere at any time. This flexibility helps working professionals to pursue new courses without giving up their jobs. They can learn at weekends or in their free time. All the course materials are readily available at student’s fingertip; save money and time - online education is much more cost effective than completing a regular on-campus degree. It helps students who cannot afford a regular schooling to accomplish their dream without spending a fortune on education. Since you study at your own time, it helps to save time as well; learn at your own pace - Everyone learns at a different pace. In a classroom, where all students are being together, following the lesson may be difficult. This is a serious disadvantage of traditional education. Online education solves this issue. In online education, all course materials are provided beforehand, and students learn by taking their own time. They can also clarify their doubts by live chats or forums as well; recognition of online degrees - online degrees are accepted by many companies and employers. Many of them are encouraging their employees to get online education as well. The disadvantages of e-learning are: chances of distraction are very high students can easily lose track of their studies in online education since there are no face-to-face lectures and classmates to remind you about assignments. Until and unless you keep yourself motivated, it takes a long time to complete your course or abandon your entire course; fraudulent online courses - there are many websites that offer online courses without the accreditation of any educational authority or in the name of fake authorities. Such courses will not help you to get any job. So it is very important to choose an accredited online/distance program before you spend money on it; cannot do courses that require workshops like MAPEH. You cannot do an engineering course or any other course that requires labs or hands-on workshops online. Also in courses, you miss the chances of professional networking, overseas experience, etc. which are considered important parts of a course.
Keywords: online learning, online teaching, teaching and learning, education 4.0, the digital education and technology
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

Published on : 2022-09-07

Vol : 8
Issue : 9
Month : September
Year : 2022
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