We are pleased to inform you that we have created a new web page on e-learning.
E-learning has various definitions, but central to all is the concept of learning which is conducted via electronic media. This is usually via the Internet, but can also be offline with a CD-ROM or DVD.
E-learning can be more or less interactive – sometimes courses may offer the option of asynchronous interaction in the form of knowledge tests, or the course may be facilitated and interaction is encouraged between teachers, professors and other learners. Some e-learning courses also offer ‘live’ sessions, where learners can ask questions during the session. E-learning courses aim to provide a varied learning experience, with dynamic screens, interactive tests, case studies and sometimes video material.
E-learning offers many benefits to learners in all regions, but for agricultural and rural development, where learners are often based in geographically remote areas, it has the potential to play an especially important role. Typical benefits include:
- Reduced travel time and costs
- Students can choose the course which best suits their interests
- Self-paced learning
- Work can be scheduled around job and family commitments
- Participation strengthens computers and technology skills, which are useful in other areas of life
The e-Agriculture community of practice has selected e-learning courses related to the use of ICTs, agriculture, and food security
Please come and visit our new page under Resources at www.e-agriculture.org/e-learning