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1 E-learning in the 21 st Century Tang Chew Yong 106220

2 E-learning often associates as… Web-based learning Enhanced learningElectronic learning Extended learning Online learning Distance education Flexible learning Basically, e-learning is a learning environment supported by continuously evolving, collaborative processes, focused on increasing individual and organisational performance. The learning content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.


4 E-learning has become a trend in the 21 st century. Everyone who has access to the internet can acquire knowledge via e-learning. They range from kids learning to speak, elementary to tertiary students, scholars, lecturers, professors to employers and employees. It is use to acquire knowledge, exchange information and ideas, update on the latest news or to publish one’s thoughts and finding to share with others. Regardless of age, sex, nationality, whoever you are, wherever you’ll be, e-learning is a life long learning.

5 Flexibility, accessibility, convenience: Personel learning environment (PLE), users are able to proceed through a program at their own pace and at their own pace. Users can access an e-learning course anytime, anywhere, and learn only as much as they need. Browser software and internet are widely available: Most computers have access to a browser, are connected to the organization’s intranet or the internet. Inexpensive worldwide distribution: There is no need for a separate distribution mechanism. Ease of updating information: Everyone worldwide can instantly access the update of information. Travel costs and time savings: Learners are able to access to latest information via internet, video conferencing, email to communicate with the facilitator, supervisor or other learners synchronously.

6 Bandwidth limitations. Slower performance for sound, video and intensive graphics, causing long waits for download that can affect the ease of the learning process. Loss of human contact. There is a general concern that as we move towards more computer usage, a terminal will replace a friendly face. E-learning programs are too static. The level of interactivity is often too limited. Not all courses are delivered well by computer. Some training topics are not best served by computer based training and require a more personal touch. Team building issues and dealing with emotional issues are two examples. Confusion about technology.


8 Blended Learning E-learning is not the whole solution. Compared to e-learning, classroom training is more social. One can get direct, face-to-face feedback from the experts. Instructor – learners. Learners – learners. E-learning requires greater discipline on the part of the student. It is hard to make sure a student has actually completed a course. Hence, blended learning is introduced. Blended learning combines e-learning tools with traditional classroom training to ensure maximum effectiveness. Learners can prepare for, consolidate and recall classroom experiences online, while gaining the benefits of interaction with teachers and students via an actual or virtual classroom.

9 Bloom Taxonomy 2001 E-learning is not a passive learning by gaining knowledge. It requires two-way learning. Learners are able to use their knowledge to invent a better future.

10 Connect Publish Collaborate Reflect Build Share Innovate Discuss Curate

11 Click on the image button to learn more on the e-learning tool.

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