E-learning implementation and its diverse effects

Biju Issac, Jasmine Mering, Raymond Chiong, Seibu Mary Jacob, Patrick Then

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Technology and Economic Development
EditorsChan 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 PublicationHershey, PA, US
PublisherIGI Global
Pages260-277
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781599045818
ISBN (Print)9781599045795, 9781616926793
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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