Is Online learning important in education?

When it comes to online learning in education, the model has been pretty straightforward – up until the early 2000s education was in a classroom of students with a teacher who led the process. Physical presence was a no-brainer, and any other type of learning was questionable at best. Then the internet happened, and the rest is history. Online learning is a rapidly growing industry, the effects of which we can trace back to the 1980s and even well before that (in the form of distance learning and televised courses) – these will be discussed later in this eBook.

Now that affordable online learning solutions exist for both computers and internet, it only takes a good online learning tool for education to be facilitated from virtually anywhere. Technology has advanced so much that the geographical gap is bridged with the use of tools that make you feel as if you are inside the classroom. online learning offers the ability to share material in all kinds of formats such as videos, slideshows, word documents and PDFs. Conducting webinars (live online classes) and communicating with professors via chat and message forums is also an option available to users.

There is a plethora of different online learning systems (otherwise known as Learning Management Systems, or LMSs for short) and methods, which allow for courses to be delivered. With the right tool various processes can be automated such as a course with set materials and automatically marked tests. Online learning is an affordable (and often free) solution which provides the learners with the ability to fit learning around their lifestyles, effectively allowing even the busiest person to further a career and gain new qualifications.

Some of the most important developments in education have happened since the launch of the internet. These days learners are well versed in the use of smartphones, text messaging and using the internet so participating in and running an online course has become a simple affair. Message boards, social media and various other means of online communication allow learners to keep in touch and discuss course related matters, whilst providing for a sense of community.

In the fast-paced world of online 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 online learning training is being given to employees in a sector where keeping up-to-date on industry developments is of the utmost importance. This is one of the reasons why many businesses are now offering training via online learning – other reasons includes low costs and the ability for employees to study in their own time and place.

Overall, traditional learning is expensive, takes a long time and the results can vary. The importance of learning is now a given fact and it can offer an alternative that is much faster, cheaper and potentially better.


Benefits of M-Learning Video Lectures for IIT-JEE

Your success in this exam, besides your efforts, depends on the how you plan for this examination. Almost all the students are hoping to succeed in the test start early. The drive comes from the student, and the family provides the necessary support with finances and a proper study environment.

Do Self-Analysis

The importance of an appropriate plan for the preparation can’t be overlooked. Take some mock tests and check the scores with rest others. This self-analysis will help you understand your current level of readiness and will all also motivate you to plan accordingly.

Integrating Preparation from 10th Std. Study

For students in 9th & 10th, it is advisable to include the Board Exam study, with JEE prep. It not only lays an early foundation, but also gives you enough time to imbibe the concepts and practice them later on. The pressure is less as well during this period.

Get up before it’s too late

The last minute preparation can put too much pressure on you. So start it before it’s too late. You can utilize the time after your 10th examination to see some IIT-JEE math video lectures to get a taste of the preparation and coaching beforehand.

Boost Your Mind With M Learning India

In this competitive world, just basic education is not enough to achieve great success in one’s life. Every student need something extra and beneficial that can take their career to a different and successful direction. There are different ways to get that extra boosting knowledge and one of them is learning centers.

These learning centers are available both online and offline. According to your comfort, you can pick any of the way. For offline centers, you need to select the best suited learning institute. This includes faculty members who continually revise syllabus to make students learn the new content that has value in present days. These centers provides you an opportunity to learn different subjects under one roof. Therefore, the syllabus to learn is not restricted. Here, faculty members solve all the problems related to their subjects and help them.

Complete syllabus is made as per the student’s need. It is combined with general curriculum and real life teachings. There are learning communities who addresses several issues of society such as increasing fragmentation of studies. It also include efforts to decrease the hostility of student’s towards their participation in different college events. These learning communities strengthen the bond between academic issues and students. It will cost you low but gets you high benefit with successful knowledge.

Students who consider to enroll in an online earning center need to spend their most of the time in reviewing options according to their preferences. There are various schools who are looking for a perfect way to further their education. These schools focuses on providing students with all the skills that they need to excel with all the benefits and times.

Mobile learning: How Students Watch Video Lectures

Mobile learning in education is a hot topic. What really is mobile learning? In the context of our college’s online program, ‘mobile learning’ means offering our prerecorded lecture videos to students in a mobile friendly format. Though I hesitate to call this mobile learning, I see this format as a way to allow our students to learn ‘anytime and anywhere’.

This week we are analyzing student feedback through the anonymous course surveys we collect at the end of each undergraduate [for credit] course within our online program. One area of focus for this sessions feedback is the prerecorded lecture videos. How do students watch the lectures, i.e. via a mobile device or streaming video? How effective are the lecture videos in delivering content?

Our plan for gathering this data was to determine how students watch the prerecorded video lectures we have for each of our general education classes, and how effective the videos are in delivering the course content (from the student’s perspective).

5 Key Themes That Could Drive M-Learning Initiatives

1. Continuous learning: Up until now, most people relegated “education” to a finite time in their lives: entering school at around five years old and attending school institutions all the way to university. Education had an expiration date, then working life began. This model, which has its roots in the industrial era, is quickly becoming less relevant or applicable to the way we live our lives in the connected age.

2. Educational leapfrogging: With low-priced computers, tablets, and cell phones in the hands of children in resource-challenged communities, many kids who are engaging in technological leapfrogging will have the opportunity to skip past outdated formal school systems, too. This is especially relevant in the case of children living in poverty, who may be denied an opportunity to improve their condition through education because they start working very early to help sustain their families or do not live near schools.

3. A new crop of older, lifelong learners (and educators): A by-product of the continuous learning phenomenon is the fact that the grandparents of children growing up with a touchscreen in their hands–people in their 60s today–are being pulled into M-Learning more than ever, motivated to adoption by the need to stay in touch with their grandkids.

4. Breaking gender boundaries, reducing physical burdens: In parts of the globe where, because of centuries of cultural practices, young women may still not be allowed to access a formal education, mLearning promises to be able to put girls and women of all ages in contact with high-quality education privately and on their own time.

5. A new literacy emerges: software literacy: MLearning could usher in a boom of interest in learning software programming languages, which could very well become a new lingua franca. This is already happening; Numerous startup web-based businesses today such as Codecademy teach people via interactive lessons how to understand and write software programs. Not even a year old, Codacademy has more than a million “students” and has raised about $3 million in venture-capital funds.

Mobile Learning: Transforming Education, Engaging Students, and Improving Outcomes

The rise of mobile devices with internet connectivity, such as smartphones and tablets, has transformed many aspects of day-to-day life, but perhaps one of the most significant benefits of mobile technology has been its impact on how we learn.

According to research by Blackboard Inc., 67% of school aged children had a personal smartphone in 2011; nearly three times more than in 2006. Additionally, teacher access to smartphones more than doubled from 20% in 2008 to 54% in 2011.

Today, those numbers are higher still, with research by Project Tomorrow showing that 80% of high school students now own a smartphone, and 45% own a tablet.

With connected devices becoming increasingly prevalent and affordable, experts believe that more young people will want to employ mobile devices to make education more engaging and personalize it to suit their specific needs.

Benefits and Limitations of Mobile Learning

According to Ericsson’s forecast, 80% of the world’s population (6.4 billion people) will be Smartphone users by 2021. Another report states that more than four out of five workers now access their work related documents on the move.

This paradigm shift calls for a need to adopt m-learning to train the current Gen workforce. Lots of efforts are already being made to convert huge legacy courses to a mobile-friendly HTML5 format. But is it all just good about m Learning? How much do you know about the limitations of m Learning? This blog aims to show the two sides of the m Learning dime, highlighting its features while at the same time, pointing out its limitations to be an effective learning strategy.

Let’s start with the good things first. Listed here are the USPs of M learning as a learning support tool

1. Provides Easy access: Mobile learning provides easy access to learning anyplace, anytime, making it more convenient to learners. Learners have the advantage of spending their time spent on traveling, between meetings or during weekends focusing on the subject they want to learn.
2. Facilitates Collaborative Learning: M Learning encourages collaborative learning, allowing learners at different locations to get in touch with their peers or others teams to discuss and learn. Social learning is a happening trend which creates a sense of competition and cooperation, which will lock the learners’ attention towards the course.
3. Boosts Learner engagement: Training at the workplace mostly consists of verbal and desktop communication, but adapting mobile learning can bring several opportunities to engage the learner on a digital and social level outside of the work. This new dimension will erase the sense of boredom in learners’ mind about the course.
4. Encourages Self-paced Learning: No two learners are the same. Each one has his or her own way of understanding the content to learn. With mobile learning, learners are now able to learn in their own style, at their own pace. In a classroom scenario, occasionally, there will be a few learners who wouldn’t have understood the concepts clearly but hesitate to ask for a re-explanation. In mobile learning, nobody knows or cares how many times you revisit the course, which gives you the freedom to do it until you have understood it all.
5. Address all learning styles: Mobile learning can fit different learning styles as it allows learners to do the following:
  •   Reading
  •   Learning through videos
  •   Listening to podcasts (Audio)
  •   Research on the Internet
Mobile learning standouts as a great resource to facilitate better learning, as long as you pledge to keep its limitations in mind while designing one. Mobile technology helped us by bringing a lot of distant things up-close and has the potential to do the same with our learning programs. With the future of more and more mobile workforce, m Learning could be a savior for many. What do you think?