E-learning is a multi-billion-dollar industry which is growing popularity across the world. The rising trend of e-learning has brought about a paradigm shift in the field of education. Flexible places, easy and quick to learning resources, and pace of study are some of the benefits that make online learning so appealing for the students globally.
In India, demand and supply ratio of education is unfavorable considering the huge population base of the country. To revolutionize this gap, e-learning based classroom environment can be used in universities, colleges, and leading Institutions. Almost all the universities have some sort of resources that can facilitate e-learning ecosystem with the help of open source tools like LMS, Virtual Learning Environments, QR Codes, Audio Response System, Lecture Capturing Software’s, e-portfolios and shared workspaces. ‘E-learning’ being a ‘teacher-less’ delivery mode, allows students to learn and get certified with enormous benefits.
Open source tools: The integration of e-learning has enabled several open source tools, applications and software are freely available which can be used to develop an interactive environment with the integration of available resources.
Learning Management System: The LMS is an online environment which is used by schools and institutions as a part of online learning. It offers features similar to a classroom but offers the advantage of allowing students to participate from any Internet-enabled device from any remote location. It also helps with tracking and monitoring of learners’ progress automatically in the course in an efficient manner.
Cost-Effective: The evolution of e-learning has simplified a number of tools for free learning such as increasing penetration of application-based learning, online videos on YouTube, and free websites providing free certification courses. Moreover, providing job assistance is an added advantage with a quality education.
In the end, e-learning is going to emerge as the most prominent learning tool across the globe. Stringent government regulations and immense free online learning tools and materials will attract students towards the benefits of online learning. Moreover, it is expected that a larger number of students, schools, and teachers across the world will continue to accept and adapt to different models of e-learning.