The Evolution of Education System in India and The Impact of E-Learning
E-learning is basically the types of learning which is facilitated and supported via communication and technology. It is delivered via the Internet, intranets, audio- and videotape, satellite broadcast, interactive TV, and CD-ROM. E-learning is simply a medium for delivering learning and like any other medium, it has its advantages and disadvantages. E-learning covers a wide range of activities from supported learning, to blended or hybrid learning (the combination of traditional and e-learning practices), to learning that occurs 100% online. There is a long history of evolving educational system in India emerging from pathshalas and madrasa to proper schooling system . up until the early 2000s education was in a classroom of students with a teacher who led the process . Physical presence of the teacher was mandatory. Then the internet happened and the rest is history. Technological advancement has reduced the geographical gap with the use of tools that make the students feel as if they are inside the classroom. Through E-learning material all kinds of formats such as videos, slideshows, word documents, and PDFs can be shared. Other options are also available to the users such as Conducting webinars (live online classes) and communicating with professors via chat and message forums. In the fast-paced world of e-learning, the available technologies to make a course new and exciting are always changing, and course content can and should be updated quickly to give students the very latest information. This is especially important if the e-learning training is being given to employees in a sector where keeping up-to-date on industry developments is of the utmost importance, other reasons include low costs and the ability for employees to study in their own time and place.
Key Words- Technology, Communication, Learning, Training