Latest Developments in E-Learning


In times marked by technological innovations, the way humans interact and communicate is constantly changing: geographical distances and time differences no longer prevent people from different continents interact and have access to the same information simultaneously. Education cannot escape the specter of the introduction of these new paradigms and technology has significantly influenced the way for learning and teaching. We have witnessed the birth and rise of e-learning: the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including streaming video, images, audio, animation and text over the Internet, to provide education. The e-learning or online education breaks with the traditional method of classroom where the teacher is the only one who talks and the students listen. The teacher responds, interact, no runs, while the student is independent to power with a personalized learning approach, where and want their own pace. In a modernity characterized by routines set times, monetary pressures and accelerated competition, people should get the right shape to never stop learning. This need has found a solution in e-learning, which is evident in the figures for the global market. In 2011 revenues of $ 35.6 billion were calculated, which is estimated to increase to $ 51.5 billion in 2016 to an annual rate of 7.9%.

The value of E-Learning

Business schools were the first to develop the case method, which has resulted in excellent results in the formation of professionals and managers. Thus, through this learning methodology students are able to analyze and discuss real situations that they face in their daily lives, acquiring this way very useful tools in making professional and business decisions. Naturally, here they come into play 2.0 tools, and increasingly peers and teachers contribute to solving problems of daily work of all of them through continuous online relationship established. Learning happens to be something specific to a continuous value chain.

New technologies, which we call E-Learning, have come to further enrich the learning, allowing classes to Case Method, or master class in power are not reduced, but at work, in the moments dedicated to study or downtime you can move forward, contacting, resolving questions or commenting on the most interesting places with peers, teachers or speakers.

As we have observed, the content itself every day have a lower value, to the extent that some centers, such as The Open University, does not hesitate to offer them all open. Before business schools were very suspicious and protecting the privacy of its contents, thinking that in this lay its fundamental value or differential value. But in fact what really distinguishes a school is the added value in sharing of experiences and skills development, and this will greatly enhance the E-Learning tools.

Another determining factor is given by the investigation. To date, no doubt, the researcher role has fully gone to college. By tradition, by means of its teaching vocation, it was this institution that assumed the role of research and that greater and abundant fruits collected in this area.

However, from now on, and to the extent that business schools want to compete internationally, they must expand its research profile and publicize its know-how or specific expertise, especially in business. Now, the goal is still far off, but the trend is there and each day is noted that both students and teachers pass over this way.

With the passage of time e-learning is introducing more new scientific methods to educate people in minimal time and duration which is good for todays and the next generation equally. Tomorrow we may not have morons but good intellectuals around us. This is ongoing scenario of the developments in E-learning.