Online learning is trending in
the present generation. It has made educating people online on a large scale
possible through the tools of animation, e-books, etc. It has been a programme
to expand its reach with the commoners for free. Some of the initiatives like
Edx, Coursera had been thriving all around because of their open initiatives to
impart education. One can easily afford them. From past 4-5 years, the Edx and
Coursera had been offering courses from primary education to professional
courses from free to affordable prices with uniquely verified certificates.
Overall the quality education is imparted all around, taking the present
industry trends as well as market trends in that specific field by the experts
of those areas.
Online education has made the
poor to afford education for free. Many organizations like Harvard University,
Caltech, MIT and Stanford offer their online courses along with the scholarship
for underprivileged students, who have got talents and excellence in academics.
Educating the power and empowering them with the knowledge has improved the
literacy rates around the world. People can start their new ventures with this
kind of formal education.
Online education has made us
raise the educational standards for surviving in the modern-day world. Many
companies like Microsoft, IBM, Infosys are offering their professional courses
for individuals. The courses are of short duration and help individuals in
securing the job at their firms. Some courses have made the learners explore
Along with locational
restrictions, time is one of the issues that learners and teachers both face in
learning. In case of learning at an institute, the location limits of the
institute, the transport facility connecting learners lastly the class attendance
of learners who participate and the time limit of the course. These are
shortcomings of the learning at an institute. As it limits the crowd to those,
who can attend at a specific time. E-learning facilitates learning without
having to organize when and where everyone who is interested in a course can be
present. It is like educate from home (like work from home).
Designing the courses in a way
that makes it interactive and fun by using multimedia or the more recently
developed gamification methods boosts engagement factor also the life of the
With e-learning, the professor
can host a guest lecture without having to come to any institute/organization.
It can be done with web cameras for both the lecturer and the students. (Like
the Gate Academy). The gate academy has introduced this technology at its
centers, for teaching at remote places where the experts cannot deliver the
lectures for the students. This facilitates the similar classroom like
interaction connected over a network. The current trend has witnessed the
massive changes in Indian economy Every 95 people among 100 have got a
smartphone across our nation. Students can make use of smartphones to access
the recorded lectures and other resources related to their domain of study. The
Ministry of Science and Technology has directed the IIT’S and IISc to deliver
lectures and course materials online so that many students across remote
locations. The government MOOC like website NPTEL has covered various courses
in Engineering and Sciences, with free accessibility to all students all over
Every educational system has got
its drawbacks apart from having best advantages. Student gets acclimatized of
sitting in front of the screen for a long time and leading to eye-sight
problems. Student gets isolated and does not have much interaction with people
around and is engaged with either computer or mobile phones.
The professional courses at any
of the esteemed software giants like Microsoft, IBM, Google, Adobe, AMD, etc.
are all online courses and are used for quick delivery and high return on
Investment from every individual they train and utilize the human resources for
their benefits. At educational institutes, their focus is on developing skills
not on using abilities with work. But at the professional workplace, one needs
to have skills along with necessary negotiation skills which the educational
institutes not impart.
Online courses are game-changers
for Indian sub-continent, as more students can be reached at the same time,
imparting the quality education and reducing the transit time for distant
learners. Thus, connecting rural areas with the internet can pave the way to
increase the literacy rate of India as a whole. Thus, making India – high
literate nation in professionalism.