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IJSTR >> Volume 3- Issue 3, March 2014 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Coherent Implementation Of E-Learning System With Natural Learning System In The Middle East.

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AUTHOR(S)

Dr. Omar Zubi

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords: E-Learning,TBL( technology based learning), Smart pen, Penultimate, BYOD(Bring Your Own Device),ICT (Information Communication Technology), E-Notebook, ERA (E-Learning Revolution for All).

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: Universities and educational institutions always thinkabout providing better learning opportunities for all kind of learners, right from primary education to the higher education. Additionally, students or learners in the Middle East also seek easy and economic ways for learning. The E-Learning is the main mode of choice for everyone.It is a technology based learning, economical, 24X7 available, time saver and easy. Current Technologies like Internet, Intranet, Extranet, and artificial intelligence offer the promise of reinventing education with quality and distance by supporting interactive and inquiry based learning. The technology based learning or E-Learning widened the way of learning.It extends from primary to research level andbecomes more popular amongst adult learners. It also widened access to education and other trainings forthose personswho once excluded due to working hours and family commitments and involvement in business. Furthermore, it gets attached to the physically challenged learners due to advancement in the technology. Thosewho havenot completed their education due to various reasons can take access by just opening one or two websites with thecourse ofinterest. This paper will shed light on adopting TBL (Technology Based Learning) or E-Learning along with natural flavor of class room learning or face-to-face learning for all level of learners. Feedbacks from educators, trainers and professors showed that they have already adopted the E-Learning or information communication technology, using Internet, blogs, audio conferencing, video conferencing, chat, social media applications, and LMS (Moodle, Blackboard, and ERA) programs. Even their involvement in technology based learning they share their experience that the E-Learning tools nowadays will not provide the same flavor of face to face learning. Current technology is 100% appropriate for secondary learners those who know language and technology (more on next pages). Mixed teaching approach or blended learning incorporates interactive and face-to-face methods to satisfy the learning preference for the majority of learners in the class. Therefore this paper show some effort to bridge the traditional way of learning with technology based learning with the usage of moreelectronic-devices.

 

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