Blog 3 (Fall 2016) – E-learning, by Dominique Linton

E-Learning was an interesting and important subject for us all to present on. I myself did not know too much about the subject matter but everyone’s presentations covered it on different levels. There was a mixture of what e-learning presents positively to developing areas such as accessible learning to everyone and also specific topics that can be accessed.

In my presentation, a portion of it I discussed the use of e-learning in India but for organizations who are actually conducting the e-learning programs for educational institutes and companies. I never thought of this side of e-learning, mainly the view of it being in a classroom with younger students being taught be your usual teachers but this point of view was for the educators being further taught themselves. I liked this whole idea because it is a very fair and true question as to how do the teachers learn and where do they go if they have questions. 360 Learnings is a learning solutions company that provides complete learning solutions to the corporate, government, and educational institutions. This kind of company basically holds guidelines and methods to keep a smooth learning environment for both the learners and the educators.

Christina’s presentation was interesting because she touched on the use of e-learning through spreading awareness of sexually transmitted diseases and other medical related matters. This is very important because living in a first world country, that kind of education is relevant and common but for developing countries or areas that are not as properly educated might not have the same standards of education. Sex ed is something I remember learning in fifth grade initially but for others they may not first learn that until after they become diagnosed with something.

E-learning is beneficial in a lot of aspects for many people around the world. It is a necessity for growth amongst those who cannot obtain and simply don’t have quality education. Countries especially like India have such limited resources regarding faculties, staff, and the money to give them the assets they need. E-learning can help with these issues through less need of staff count and facilities. E-learning provides ways of learning through personalized learning, giving students the pace they can handle without direct assistance of a teacher. Overall I feel e-learning will be a part of the future and help keep the world educated globally.

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