STRIKING BALANCE BETWEEN E-LEARNING AND PROGRESS by Mathi.A.P

Students learn and absorb information in different ways and at different speeds: e-learning provides a flexible and versatile learning system that allows individual learners to fit with their specific circumstances. Furthermore, when e-learning is coupled with teacher-student interaction, it brings additional dimensions and enhances the learning process on an overall scale.

E-learning deliver benefits by reducing the time it takes to train students. Students can study at their own pace including the slowest member of the group. There is less social interaction time and unnecessary chat between the students. In classroom training, very often time is spent on questions/topics which are irrelevant to needs of the individual student. It takes less time to start and wind up a learning session through e-learning. Most importantly there is less travel time to and from an event or classrooms.

Students can fit them around their existing responsibilities and commitments, and are able to engage constantly with learning materials online at whatever time is most convenient to them. In addition, they don’t have to travel anywhere to study, they can simply log in to the virtual campus from the comfort of their own home. On the contrary, Classroom learning helps students and teachers know each other in a better manner. This allows teachers to know the students and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses better, act as mentors, and guide students in their career possibilities.

One of the great things about online teaching is that assessment can become more of an ongoing process. This leads to less distraction among the students as the focus will be on completing the assessment on a faster pace. Many studies and surveys about e-learning have concluded that learners actually learn more using computer based instruction than they do through traditional classroom methods.