An Introduction to e-Learning

Why is e-Learning Important ?

Prensky's digital native / digital immigrant theory suggests that:

"Our students have changed radically. Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach"

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Wim Veen has developed the concept and the term "Homo Zappien". He suggests that in our schools, colleges and universities we have a generation that were bought up in a digital age – Homo Zappien. Homo Zappiens are used to having many feeds, capable of holding a number of online conversations, watching TV, listening to back ground music and doing their work!

The way we learnig is changing - Increasingly learners are ICT literate with h igh expectations of ICT availability, any time any place any where access, ICT contact with teachers, teaching resources, learning materials, MIS & learner services. Many students always online and require wired, wireless and mobile devices.

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