Ramifications of E-Learning Within Education

Ramifications of E-Learning Within Education

Cihad Şentürk (Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey) and Rıdvan Ata (Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5915-3.ch013

Abstract

Change is an inevitable reality of life. Countries, cultures, ways of thinking and producing, relations, and nature are constantly changing. The human being is constantly changing. This change and transformation takes place even faster with the advanced technology today. Surely this change and transformation has influenced many aspects of life and brought innovations into education. As a result of this change and transformation, the education process in many countries has turned into a student-centered structure supported by technology, embracing alternative approaches instead of traditional learning-teaching approaches.
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Learning And E-Learning Concepts

Whilst the concept of learning is expressed with the word of “learn” in English, it seems to be used with the word of “leornian” in Ancient English as a means of “acquiring knowledge, being cultured”. It is “learnia” in Ancient French and “lernen” in Ancient German as a means of learning. In the Gothic language (an ancient Germanic language lost in the 16th century) “lais” means “I know”. In the Proto-Germen language (the origin of all Germanic languages including English) “lonojan” means “to follow / find the way / trace”. In the Proto-Indo-Europe language (the origin of Indo-European family languages dating back to 5500 years ago) “leis” means “trace”. This word is encountered in the root of gleis “the trace / way” in German and in the root of laest “footprint/trace” in Ancient English. “Laera” in Ancient English and “lere” in Middle English (spoken and written English in 1100-1500) and “lehren” in German is used as a means of “learning” and “learned” is defined as “acquiring knowledge through study” (Online Etymology Dictionary, 2011). In the relevant literature learning in the general sense is a relatively permanent change that occurs in the behavior of the individual through his/her own experience. This change is supposed to occur in the behavior of the learner with long-term information content and structure in memory. In addition the cause of the change ought to be experience of the person rather fatigue of the student, motivation, drug use, physical condition or physiological intervention (Salkind, 2008; Senemoğlu, 2012).

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