Why E- Learning is necessary in Schools?
In a present era , Education is constantly changing the way students learn and how instructors teach. Technology is often the driving force behind many of the world’s changes and innovations. In education, creating an e-learning culture is more about developing and modifying what already exists, sharing a common vision, and doing things in a different way.
E-learning refers to learning and teaching using electronic media and requires the use of information and communication technologies combined with electronic media . In education, e-learning should center on the student with the teacher serving as the learning facilitator. An e-learning culture is one in which the emphasis is on the teacher, the student, and the technology used to facilitate that learning experience.
It is true for any school that changes have a greater impact on some more than others because of who and how those changes affect them. Firstly , In a school where teaching and learning naturally with skills and technologies change easily achieved with little effort because of an e-learning culture. Secondly, in a school where technology is integrated very little, or poorly change is required.
The information and training teachers receive on the front end initiative is significantly important in establishing a shared vision. The more time teachers have to share, discuss, and experience implementing the e-learning philosophies and teaching manipulatives the more influence and likely schools will be work together in this cultural change. The goal to a successful implementation of an e-learning school culture is a common vision, shared by all stakeholders.
The introduction of e-learning resources and new technologies in schools is often a large contributor to the magnitude of change experienced by its investors. It is not always enough to simply provide the technology and equipment required to shift a school’s pre-existing and well established learning culture . Teacher and staff training, technology, tech integration, and internet support will need to be considered and established before implementation can begin.
Teachers and staff will need to expand on the philosophies and beliefs currently held about teaching and learning. Providing staff developments, professional learning communities, and just-in-time trainings throughout the school year will help establish a common shared vision among all investors. Providing learning opportunities for teachers, students, and other investors to try new technologies, make mistakes, and see the benefits of e-learning for themselves is powerful
Current trainers, academic coaches, and other support staff will also have to adjust their attitudes, knowledge base, and understanding of e-learning. It is likely their job responsibilities and roles will expand and change as the school culture shifts. The development of online training modules, web-based training resources, and becoming e-learning experts is a necessary requirement of support staff as implementation of the change is initiated.
An e-learning environment is becoming essential for schools around the world attempting to meet the learning needs of their students. A school’s culture and shared vision is vital to an organization’s successful implementation of e-learning. With the support of teachers, staff, students, parents, administrators, and the community an e-learning culture will be developed and nurtured. So lets come together and make it possible.