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DECP 05: e-Content Creation

e-Learning in broader way

Introduction to e-Learning

E-Learning is another way of teaching and learning. Its comprises of educational instructions delivered through electronic medium like Internet, Intranets, extranets, satellite broadcasts, audio/video tapes, interactive television (TV) and CD-ROMs. E-Learning involves the delivery of education and training to anyone, anytime and anywhere. E-content is very useful to learning purpose. We might use this facility without restriction of time and place. It is much useful to animation and audio & video effects which make subject understand with interesting to the learners.

The concept of Internet-based learning is broader than Web-based learning. Hence, the Web is only one of the Internet services that use Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), browsers, and URL. Internet offers many other services, not only Web, but also e-mail, file transfer facilities, etc. Learning could be based on the web, but also as correspondence via e-mail. Online learning could be organized through any network. Thus, Internet-based learning is only a subset of online learning. Learning may take place via any electronic medium. It is not automatically connected to a network learning that includes computer-based learning that is not network-based. As a result, e-Learning includes both network-based (online learning, Internet-based learning, and web-based learning) and non-network-based learning or computer-based learning.

E-Learning may also be defined as the acquisition and use of knowledge distributed and facilitated primarily by electronic means. This form of learning depends on networks and computers and may involve CD-ROMs, software, other media, and telecommunications. E-Learning can take the form of courses as well as modules and smaller learning objects. E-Learning may incorporate synchronous or asynchronous access and may be distributed geographically with varied limits of time.

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