E-Learning Implementation and Its Diverse Effect

E-Learning Implementation and Its Diverse Effect

Biju Issac (Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia), Jasmine Mering (Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia), Raymond Chiong (Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia), Seibu Mary Jacob (Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia) and Patrick Then (Swinburne University of Technology (Sarawak Campus), Malaysia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-579-5.ch019
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Abstract

The rapid growth of technological advances in recent years has opened a completely new dimension to the progresses in education and training. The emergence of e-learning has created not only business and educational opportunities, but also significantly improved the standard of the society. This chapter explores into the implementation of e-learning and its impact on a community, similar to a university or corporate setup. To this aim, a brief introduction into e-learning technology and an example of using Blackboard Learning System are brought forth, along with some critical success factors. Projecting the e-learning advantages, along with the digital library concepts, the economic benefits of such implementation are highlighted. The thought of discussion then moves to the perspective of students and teachers on e-learning. As the trend in technological world is moving towards mobility, the wireless e-learning perception is also conferred. In the concluding remarks, the e-learning implementation is noted as a positive endeavor to boost the economic growth.

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