Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 3, Pages: 173-176
R. Sugaraj Samuel1 * and A. Subhashini2
1Department of Chemistry, Presidency College, Chennai
2 Department of PBPB, Quaid-e-Millath Govt. College for Women, Chennai
Information technology has invaded every day-to-day activity of a common man. The one activity that happens throughout our life either consciously or sub-consciously is “learning”. Learning happens by different processes depending upon the type of learning. This paper goes on to explain the three types of learning namely, knowledge-based, skill-based and attitude-based learning systems and how the technology enabled learning (e-learning) can have an impact on all these. This paper analyses how e-learning can integrate auditory, visual and kinesthetic forms of learning commonly found in individuals. The benefits and drawbacks of e-learning in its present form in the learners as well as educators perspective are discussed elaborately. Practicable suggestions are brought out to maximize the advantages and minimize the limitations. Though e-learning has come a long way, breaking many barriers to its present form; still, a series of challenges are ahead for it to cater to an ever growing wide spectrum of beneficiaries. This paper not only brings out carefully these challenges but also the feasible mechanisms to face these challenges.
Keywords: E-learning, integrate auditory, visual, kinesthetic forms.
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