Why did the faculty start it?

Why did the faculty start it?

The use of E-Learning technologies in the educational process provides a number of benefits. These benefits include:

  1. Improved performance of students. Higher education students generally perform better in online courses than in face to face courses.
  2. Develop skills and competencies needed in the 21st century, in particular to ensure that learners have the digital literacy skills required in their discipline, profession or career.
  3. Share knowledge across borders, allowing students to attend courses across physical, political and economic boundaries.
  4. E-Learning is self-paced and the learning sessions are available 24/7. Learners are not bound to specific day/time to physically attend classes.
  5. The high technology is not necessary for all online courses. Basic Internet access, audio and video capabilities are common requirements and sufficient.
  6. Saves time and money
  7. Students can bookmark and monitor their progress regularly.
  8. Students have the ability to assess their performance before exams through online quizzes.
  9. Depending on the technology used, students can begin their courses while at college and finish them at home on a different computer.

E-learning is a tool that, when used appropriately, can enhance all aspects of the student experience. Its use will influence and be influenced by the College’s learning and teaching strategy.

The importance of using E-learning lies in the fact it will:

  • Increase the flexibility of learning opportunities in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Enhance global employability prospects for graduates.
  • Support the development of faculty of medicine students.
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Be assured that e-Learning is not a silver bullet. Refrain yourself from using e-Learning for every training/learning opportunity. There is a place for e-Learning, but it is not appropriate in every circumstance.

Ashok Malani
TIMGC, Inc.

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