The rapid growth of technological advances in recent years has opened a completely new dimension to progress in education and training. The emergence of e-learning has created not only business and educational opportunities, but also significantly improved the standard of the society. This chapter explores the implementation of e-learning and its impact on a community, similar to a university or corporate setup. To this aim, a brief introduction into e-learning technology and an example of using the Blackboard Learning System are brought forth, along with some critical success factors. Projecting the e-learning advantages along with the digital library concepts, the economic benefits of such implementation are highlighted. The discussion then moves to the perspective of students and teachers on e-learning. As the trend in the technological world is moving toward mobility, the wireless e-learning perception is also conferred. In the concluding remarks, e-learning implementation is noted as a positive endeavor to boost economic growth.
|Title of host publication||Information Technology and Economic Development|
|Editors||Chan Broadbent Downes, Faherty, Fein, Flynn, Horton, Ismael, Issac, Jacob, Jacob, Kamsin, Kay, Keller, Metros, Nisar, Rosenberg, Simens, Thomas, Urdan, Waller, Welsh, White, Zhang|
|Place of Publication||Hershey, PA, US|
|Number of pages||18|
|ISBN (Print)||9781599045795, 9781616926793|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|