ELearning or Learning Management systems (LMS) is changing the way students are getting educated nowadays. Emergence of Internet has facilitated growth of Learning Management Systems. Elearning courses have used the concept of distance learning but at a faster rate. Traditional distance learning was conducted by mailing the course contents and then student is left alone to study till the test.
E-Learning is gaining popularity because of its obvious advantages.
1. Minimizes travel,
2. Open for working people,
3. No time constraint,
4. Little infrastructure needed
This new paradigm has become a critical component in the mission of academic institutions, which includes imparting the best education to their students, extending the learning process beyond the classroom, improving measurable student success, attracting talented students to the institute and improving its overall image.
Elearning solutions provide, following tools to the educational institutions
1. Chatting (audio/video),
3. Conferences and
4. Discussion forum just to name a few.