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The study on e-learning: a case of college of science and technology

Zainon, Othman (2008) The study on e-learning: a case of college of science and technology. In: E-Learning Issues In Malaysian Higher Education. Penerbit UTM, Johor, pp. 113-125. ISBN 978-983-52-0560-6

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Abstract

Electronic learning or e-learning introduced since 1990s has improvised the quality of teaching and learning styles. E-learning is a very useful teaching-learning supporting tools comprising online system as a medium between lecturers and students. Other than that, it also provides online forum for discussion whereby students seek professional assistance from their lecturers (Mahani, M.A.S., et al, 2006). There are many definitions given to e-learning, such as Online Learning, Web Based Training (WBT), Technology Based Training (TBT), or Computer Based Training (CBT). For the purpose of this paper, e-learning is defined as any learning that is done using an internet or intranet connection. E-learning represents an innovative shift in the field of learning, providing rapid access to specific knowledge and information, and offers online instruction that can be delivered anytime and anywhere through a wide range of electronic learning solutions such as a web-based courseware and online discussion groups. Nowadays e-learning has become an accepted educational paradigm across universities worldwide (OECD 2005). The existence of e-learning is highly dependent on the computing technology and the internet. However, it should not be viewed as replacing today’s traditional way of teaching. Mahani, et.al (2006) claimed that the human workforce and face-to-face interaction are still needed in teaching and learning process even if e-learning is implemented.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:science and technology, internet
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
ID Code:27855
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:27 Aug 2012 02:40
Last Modified:27 Aug 2012 02:40

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