Spreading Education Online: Issues, Strategies and Benefits

Chandan Maheshkar


Online learning is an extension of distance learning. Online education is a new phenomenon since 1990s and increasing dramatically worldwide. E-learning offers flexibility for learning in terms of entry, course components, modes of learning and point of exit which serve the learners ‘control and choice for the content, sequence, time, place and method of learning’, including well thought assessment. There is a great deal of zealous expression about online education at every level of present day institutional environment. Strategies for facilitating the adoption and effective use of online education are the issues of importance to educational administrators identified in this study. Thus, this study has aimed to look at recent research in order to understand the online education adoption by the individuals as a learning tool, affecting factors and how to enhance the quality of online education. The study also focuses on research that sheds light on learning and teaching in online distance education.


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