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"
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.