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Thursday, June 04, 2015

E-learning - Pakistan

Naveed Ahmed Wassan writes, "Sir: The use of new technologies is bringing a revolutionary change in every area of life and creating a new educational standard. It is offering wonderful opportunities to students to learn. Learning through Information Computer Technology (ICT) is developing a new era of education all over the world."


E-learning is one of the most rapidly growing fields of education, and its potential impact on all education delivery systems has been greatly emphasised through the development of internet-based information technologies. For students, e-learning means increased access. In this world, many people learn from online systems. There are a large number of websites and online classrooms like Edmodo, webinar, open2study university and a lot of options to learn your own way, but unfortunately in our country, Virtual University and Allama Iqbal Open University contribute very little to enhancing the knowledge of students through the use of the internet. 

In this global age, Allama Iqbal Open University is still following the oldest method of "correspondence" for imparting education. Around the globe, countries are using innovative tools to enhance education. The Information and Communication Technology includes computers, telephones, video, radio, and television. All of these tools can enrich teaching and learning, improve access to quality education, and prepare young people for rewarding careers in the globally competitive job market of the 21st century. It is clear that e-learning will be important for improving the standard of education. 

But now the question is why the government is not taking it seriously. Why does the government not integrate ICT in schools, colleges and universities?

Source: Daily Times 

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