E-learning system’s relation to student needs: By implementing the E-learning system students are able to use a number of new information and communication technologies to improve learning outcomes and place more responsibility for learning on the students themselves in an integrated learning centered approach. In particular this E-learning system brings the following advantages to the students: On-demand courseware availability enables students to complete training conveniently at school hours, off-hours or from
Classes where students have opportunities to communicate with each other help students effectively construct their knowledge (Brooks, 1993). So, learning is an interactive process in which the learner develops his or her own understanding by assembling facts, experiences, and practices. In addition, interaction is closely linked to successful learning as interacting with others can help students clarify the concepts, improve problem-solving, and enhance retention. Furthermore, increasing students’ opportunity to talk with one another and discuss their ideas increases their ability and to argue their opinions persuasively and respectfully (Weber et. al., 2008).
Students now a days have an opportunity to interact with fellow students, teachers from the field. Besides, through online virtual platform and video chats students also have an opportunity to converse and interact with the experts of the field, no matter in which part of the world they are. The online study courses are the best example for this. It is extremely beneficial for the students to get an opportunity to interact with experts from the field that they are interested in. it makes their learning and educational process more efficient and full of different and new experiences that benefit them in the long run.
Engagement factors identified should assist both experienced and beginning online instructors in the design and successful delivery of online courses. Explore the opportunities offered by interactive and situated learning. Development of an online portal aimed at promoting students’ motivation and engagement. The massive information base can sustain higher education for all. The findings
Cooperative learning model is an active process where students work in small teams/groups, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Students have opportunities to actively participate in their learning, question and challenge each other, share and discuss their ideas, and adopt their learning. Ross and Smyth (1995) describe successful cooperative learning tasks as intellectually demanding, creative, open-ended, and involve higher order thinking tasks. In this model, it is essential to create a positive climate where interpersonal skills can be promoted so that positive emotions will be fostered among learners. Cooperative learning also helps the learners to feel empowered and respected to prepare them to face real
The growth of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) approaches to teaching and learning and availability of free software and cheaper technology platforms (e.g. Geogebra, Desmos, Khan Academy) is witnessing a rapid evolution in terms of ease of access to technology. However, other issues are now becoming more critical, with the need to ensure that teachers and students both make effective use of the available technology. In the study of Oates, Sheryn & Thomas (2014) they determined the use of technology in assessment, ways to monitor or understand the technologies students are using, impacts of technologies on student’s learning and changes that technologies necessitate with respect to curriculum. In the study of Cuban (2001) as cited by Hixon, E & Buckenmeyer, J, (2009) as the technology infrastructure of schools expands, a common concern has been the underutilization of computers and other technologies in the classroom.
When these technologies are applied in the field of education, it is termed as ICT in education. The term too can be used as the connotation to the term Educational technology because it also uses any hardware and software approaches that can enhance yield better learning outcomes. In the era of Computer technology the term ICT mainly focuses on the infrastructure, devices and sources of computer technology and thus it is imperative to discuss about the use of ICT in education by focusing mainly on Computer based technology. 19.4 CHARACTERISTICS OF ICT IN EDUCATION • Hardware and software approach: ICT in education is any hardware and software technology that contribute in the educational information processing. In the context of the present era, ICT mainly comprises of Computer technology with its hardware, like, Personal computer machine, infrastructure required for setting up Internet facility and also software like, CD ROM including various programme packages, E-learning strategies etc.
This method is an excellent tool for open dialogue and teamwork, developing teams towards continuous improvement and learning, is used for the transfer of knowledge, values and experiences of people who work together. Action learning is much more than technology training. This is an extremely effective and efficient way of working, which allows to realise the objectives of both professional and developmental. With daily tasks create educational situation that allows company to grow. By this method participants learn how to analyse and draw conclusions.
Mainstream schooling is helpful to help learners be ready for the world, they learn how to interact and work together with other learners that come of different cultures, and social backgrounds. Teachers are able to make students think critically, generalize information and help them adapt to new information they learned. Teacher, student and peer interaction creates a social dynamic culture it makes learning meaningful and promotes a group identity amongst the students (Sternberg and Zhang, 2001). An advantage of being in a classroom setting is that the information that the teacher is giving is accurate as they have knowledge and are qualified in their
It is a method to learn and a key to be successful in all types of studies. When people read or study they do it to have a better understanding and to learn something new. There are many benefits of study skills. Study skills improve students time management,