Over the past two decades, the internet went from an exclusive club to one that is accessible from even the remotest corner of the world. It is a database of knowledge that anyone can reach. It has not only changed the way we communicate with each other, do business or socialize but also the way we learn. Imparting knowledge has never been simpler or cheaper. So, what exactly is online education?
- Learning that is supported by an electronic device and is reliant on a teacher imparting information through the internet is called online education. It can take various forms and can be designated by many names such as:
1. Computer-based training
2. Web-based training
3. Internet-based training
4. online training
5. e-learning (electronic learning)
6. m-learning (mobile learning)
7. computer-aided distance education
At its core, it still is an interaction of a student and a teacher via the internet. It is an update on the conventional classroom that requires a person to be in a specific physical location. Online learning, on the other hand, doesn’t have this limitation. A person can be seated anywhere and learn from any teacher as long as they have a working internet connection.