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USE OF E-LEARNING AND ITS EFFECTS ON STUDENTS

More people in the world get connected to the internet network on a yearly basis, its bandwidth increases and its use becomes more integrated to all the happenings in the global world. Connectivity to this internet network has become a key factor to opportunities, success and fulfillment for individuals. In Nigeria today, information communication and technology is viewed as creating an e-enabled and knowledge-based society by the year 2020. Just like the technology has changed the world, it is now changing the learning and teaching environment.  A broad range of learning approaches exists already, for example, e-learning, blended learning (Maier, 2007), and distance learning which utilize information and communication technology (ICT).

It has been observed that students in higher educational institutions that engaged in E-Learning, generally performed better than those in face-to-face courses. (Holley, 2002) revealed that students who are involved in E-Learning score better grades than students who studied traditional approach. As a result of these findings, E-learning is growing very fast and is becoming popularly accepted and that is why many higher institutions of learning are adopting to virtual learning system, although, it may be expensive to run but very convenient for learners.  E-learning has already influenced the field of teaching, training and development in the developed world. An increasing number of higher institution courses are now taught on the internet and are increasing student numbers (Chang, 2001). Many educational stakeholders are of the opinion that online learning is the future method for their training programmes (Barron, 1999). However, the field lacks enough documentation to show that E-learning is an effective delivery mechanism in relation to the individuals being taught.

The rapid development of computer and internet technologies has made e-learning become an important learning method. There has been a considerable increase in the needs for multimedia instructional material in e-learning recently as such content has been shown to attract a learner attention and interests. The multimedia content alone, however, does not necessarily result in significant positive learning performance and satisfaction. Moreover, it is expensive to design and develop effective multimedia instructional content that leads to desirable learning performance and satisfaction. The objective of our paper is to propose and empirically test a model that examines the impact of the fitness of instructional content and media on learner performance and satisfaction.

Time saving

In the last few decades with the use of internet, email, multimedia technology and intelligence tutoring system on campus the Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) system become so popular. majority of the college and university students own computers and wireless devices and use internet to enhance their learning experience and to save time. With the passage of time the use of internet is increasing rapidly that’s why the training and learning institutions have devoted great efforts and large sum of money to develop e-learning progress for use because it saves our time and increase our skills

Technology

The rapid development of computer and internet technologies has made e-learning become an important learning method. There has been a considerable increase in the needs for multimedia instructional material in e-learning recently as such content has been shown to attract a learner attention and interests. The multimedia content alone, however, does not necessarily result in significant positive learning performance and satisfaction. Moreover, it is expensive to design and develop effective multimedia instructional content that leads to desirable learning performance and satisfaction. The objective of our paper is to propose and empirically test a model that examines the impact of the fitness of instructional content and media on learner performance and satisfaction.

Decrease Workload

An important goal of instructional Design is to devise materials for, and methods of, instruction that maximize the chance that learning is both straightforward for the learner and effective in its outcome. By “straightforward for the learner”, we mean that as far as possible the complexity of what is to be learner is minimized. By “effective in its outcome” we mean that is learned develops the schemata to structure and encode what is learned so that when faced with future problems they are able to deal with them correctly and with minimal effort.

 

Article by: Busayo Tomoh

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