The new era of technology enabled education or ‘e-learning’ is displacing the traditional methods of learning. E-learning is a broader term than ‘on-line
learning’ and ‘m-learning’. The uniqueness of e-learning is that, it provides the learner the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere in this world.
TRADITIONAL AND CLASSROOM LEARNING
Traditional learning-where the instructor teaches or facilitates all the sessions in classroom but incorporates technology in some or all classes –for example, PowerPoint presentations, web based activities, multimedia simulations of key concepts, virtual labs and/or online testing. In this method of learning the tutor usually talks more than the student. The learning is conducted with the whole class participating; there is almost no group or individual study. The teacher conducts the lesson according to the study program and the existing curriculum. In this method of learning tutors take more effort than students.
E-LEARNING AND ONLINE LEARNING
E-Learning sometimes referred to as online learning, web-based learning, distance learning and technology-based learning, among other names, is a concept that has gathered
significant global attention.E-learning is the only method of learning, where two distinct learning styles of auditory learners and visual learners are incorporated. In e-learning,content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM whereas online learning is done by only with the help of Internet and Intranet. In this method of learning students have to take more effort (self-motivation) because no face to face interaction between students and tutors or peers.
ADVANTAGES OF E-LEARNING
The key advantages of e-Learning are flexibility, convenience and ability to work at any time and place where an internet connection is available. The main reasons for e-learning’s popularity are convenience and cost. Learning from an onsite computer is more convenient and cost-effective than traveling across the centers for a training session.Traditional learning alone also can’t stand for longer time. Because only facilitator is talking and students are listening can make monotony for the students. To make interesting and effective learning online learning is good quality for aspiring future genius.