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Electronic Learning (E-learning)

Do you know about e-learning? Have you ever tried it or maybe your school has already applied it as a new method of learning in your school? A few years ago, people think that e-learning is an ineffective way in teaching-learning process. But nowadays, many schools and universities have already provided e-learning and believed that it can bring many advantages in teaching-learning activity. E-learning is a broad term that generally refers to any kind of learning done with a computer and internet connection or CD-ROM. It is used by individuals, educational institutions and businesses. As with any type of learning, it works better for some than others. The quality of e-learning has improved in recent years, as teachers and students have become more comfortable with the technology. E-learning is also called web-based learning, online learning, distributed learning, computer-assisted instruction, or internet-based learning. Historically, there have been two common e-learning modes: distance learning and computerassisted instruction. Distance learning uses information technologies to deliver instruction to learners who are at remote locations from a central site. Computerassisted instruction (also called computer-based learning and computerbased training) uses computers to aid in the delivery of stand-alone multimedia packages for learning and teaching. These two modes are subsumed under e-learning as the internet becomes the integrating technology. As far as e-learning development is concerned, American faculties, which have more than a decade long tradition in this field, have made the biggest advancement. Firstly, this fact may be explained by great investments being made by the American state for online studies development and encouragement of professional education for e-learning activities. About 13 billion US $ has been allocated from the American budget for this purpose. However, such big investments into e-learning...