E-learning can be best described as a revolution in the field of education. We have now entered into a new era where education is available and accessible to everyone, anywhere in the world using telecommunication technology. This is an effective and efficient way of learning, teaching and training.
E-learning is the direction in which education is headed and today most universities and colleges offer and accept online degrees.
Online education enables greater flexibility to both teachers and students to set their own pace. Teachers and students no longer need to follow a rigid schedule nor commute to school, thereby saving a lot of time and money.
Students with disabilities can now have education programs customized to their requirements and learning abilities. This help to focus on their strengths and thereby integrate them better into the society.
E-learning has opened up an infinite range of courses across the internet and students now have the liberty to personalize and choose the course which best suits their interest thereby providing a more goal oriented approach.
Online education also helps to reduce the usage of paper, pencil and erasers thereby saving millions of trees, thus saving the environment.
So we can safely say that E-learning will soon be the future of education, but teachers and educators will always play an important role in shaping the future of the next generation and human interaction will still continue to be the driving force in education today, tomorrow and forever.