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The significance of E learning in promoting education.

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

The world has truly evolved. Back in the days when our parents went to school and saw a black board, while sitting under a tree or a half finished classroom block, a pencil and an exercise book, that was quality access to education. But as of today, times have changed. The bare minimum, with a teacher in class, reading notes to children is just not enough.

Over the last decade, technology has revolutionized education. Nowadays, thousands of schools across the globe have turned to web-based learning systems.

The transition to E learning is the future of education. With hundreds of millions of children without access to education, how can they benefit from technology? Or the number of people living in poverty, how can they use e-learning to acquire literacy, or business management skills.

The efficiency and effectiveness for E learning is evident as of the recent pandemic as most schools and children (for those that could afford it) had access to education continuously.

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The need for E learning.

The high birth rate has caused the number of school-aged children to grow beyond the number of seats in classrooms.

Benefits of E learning

  • E-learning offers a wide range of tools to enable both teachers and learners to be innovative, creative and resourceful in all learning activities.

  • E-learning creates on-line communities of practice. The Internet can bring learners, teachers, specialist communities, experts, practitioners and interest groups together to share ideas and good practice.

  • E-learning can provide an individualized learning experience for all learners, including those who are disadvantaged, disabled, exceptionally gifted, have special curriculum or learning needs or who are remote or away from their usual place of learning.

  • E-learning provides personalized learning support through information, advice, and guidance services. It can help learners find the course they need, with a seamless transition to the next stage of their learning.

  • E-learning provides virtual learning worlds where learners can take part in active and creative learning with others through simulations, role-play, remote control of real world tools and devices, online master classes, or collaboration with other education providers.

Elearning is crucial in the development of education especially in struggling 3rd world countries like Uganda. As much as it comes at the cost of electricity, facilities that accommodate E learning centers for computers, it is all worth it.

As the Lenoir Foundation, we can only do what we can to support access to education, but with your help, we can do so much more. We collect old office equipment, ipads etc, and funds to build more facilities for children and adults to aid access to education through libraries and E learning centers.

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