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On Line Educ@tion and E Le@rning wave in INDIA! An Educational Hurricane Sweeping the Country

on line education , E learning , Internet , intranet , Management training

On Line educ@tion and E – Le@rning wave in INDIA !!!!: An Educational Hurricane sweeping the NATION !!! ______________________________________________________________________
Access to every one !! Do discrimination what so ever . Admission without seeing Color , Race , Creed , Language , Caste etc !!

Doors opened — to as many people who care to gain access to it, at whatever time in their lives, however frequently they choose to knock upon this or that learning door — e-learning.

What is e Learning?
E Learning means using multimedia and the Internet to enable learning.

With the evolution of communication and technology, a classroom today, has moved beyond the physical boundaries of a university.

E-learning has made distances irrelevant delivering education in real time over the Internet.

New vistas of Knowledge:

It has opened up new vistas of knowledge transfer to help hone individual skills. Says Dr Badrul H Khan, an associate professor of the George Washington University,
“It will free the learning process from the confines of the classroom as it’s an open, flexible and distributed learning process, or blended e-learning.” ____________________________________________________________________
The benefits of e-learning (online education)? __________________________________________________________________

• one can learn from home or work, no need to commute to or live on a campus, study whenever it is most suitable.

• Could result in increased salary, specialization, and higher management positions. E-learning is fast becoming a well established concept in the West and the East. Though in its infancy in India online education has seized the fancy of many thanks to a couple of pioneering endeavors of a couple of universities and corporations.

• In a pilot project, supported by the British Council, ten secondary schools in India have signed up to access an e-learning package ‘Scholar’ developed by Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University. Feedback has revealed that this program, accessed by some 60,000 Scottish secondary school pupils, actually contributes to improvements in exam grades and helps University entry.

• Motorola too has set up an online education project in India that will link children in remote areas with teachers in other schools.

• Using the wireless broadband technology this Motorola project will provide real-time video and audio feeds to a cluster of recipient schools from a classroom .
Online education is transforming knowledge-delivery processes.
In Bangalore, Vishveshvariah Technological University's e-earning Framework uses the VTU-EDUSAT Project.

The network infrastructure is used for delivery of "live" video-based lecture sessions. The video sessions are captured, digitized and linked to become part of the overall e-learning content.

Top American Universities ties:
Recently, fifteen top American universities have joined hands with ISRO and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham to enhance higher education and research in India.
Among the US universities are :
Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and the universities of Massachusetts, Washington, Texas, Illinois and University of California.

Deputation:

The faculty from these universities will be deputed to India to teach and lead research program.
Their lectures will initially be beamed to Amrita’s three other campuses (in Amritapuri, Bangalore, and Kochi) and other universities over Edusat, the country’s first satellite devoted exclusively to educational programming.

IBM INDIA:
The West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT) and IBM India have signed an MOU to advance IT learning initiatives within the State.
This initiative paves the way for developing an e-learning portal, development of online content, faculty training, mentoring of students and applications development.

NetVarsity.com offers over 300 online courses from vendors such as Microsoft, Red Hat, Oracle, Sun Microsystems,
and also examinations such as MCSD, MCSE Windows 2000, and Sun Certification.

NetVarsity has also an array of online courses on Project Management, Project Network Diagrams & Project Network Analysis.

The ZedUniv provides web-based special learning tools.
Management related Training requirements:

It has tied-up with several national universities to develop courses to match the training requirements related to Management, IT, Skill Development, Industry Specific and Broadband.

Among ZedUniv’s clients are Bombay Stock Exchange, Larsen & Toubro, ONGC and National Insurance Academy.

At evidyarthi.com you can find online tests which are designed to offer the same levels of experience that you are going to be exposed to while taking the actual exams, like
CAT, MBACET, GMAT, GRE, MCACET, BCACET, ICET, AIEEE, NDA and others.

Macmillan India offers e-learning courses on business management.
These online training program have earned the certification from professional institutes like IIM Calcutta, IIT Delhi and Management Development Institute at Gurgaon.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS:

The Master of Computer Science of the University of Illinois can be acquired by enrolling through its Indian partner The Quantum Institute.

Two hundred and forty students, tempted by the prospects of the good placements that an UIUC alumni can get, have enrolled by shelling out $10,000 for three semesters! "They are graded and taught in the same way.

They are simply doing the same course,'' says William Kubitz, professor and associate head at the university's Department of Computer Sciences.

NOBEL and PULITZER PRIZES:

UIUC’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) has 10 Nobel and 16 Pulitzer Prize winners on its faculty and is hailed as a world leader in IT research and considered at par with the MIT and Stanford University.

SMART STUDY Program:

Egurucool, founded two years ago, offers the 'smart study program’ to help students do home work and online tests, chats and queries for which students pay 500 rupees to 3,000 rupees a year. Around 5,000 students pay, and the overall registered users number around 175,000 people and 2,500 schools.

In its second round venture capital Egurucool.com raised $10 million, and its investors include media baron Rupert Murdoch's News Corp-owned Star TV.

There are several online courses offered by foreign universities directly to students in India.

Among them are the world's leading online MBA program from the University of Southern Queens land.

The program is designed for busy professionals and allows you to draw on your own experience in business and industry.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA:

The University of South Australia offers online a master's degree in Information Technology.
The university is widely recognized for the quality of its teaching and learning program.

UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL:

The University of Liverpool enables students to obtain an internationally recognized online master's degree in Management and IT through a program specifically designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.

Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is one of the most well-established and highly respected educational institutions in the UK.
Another online MBA which one can pursue is from The University of London.

The university offers online its MBA and Postgraduate Diploma in International Management.

These are well recognized world-wide and students can study in their own time, and at their own pace, truly the USP of online learning.

CONCLUSION :

With this plethora of opportunities to learn and earn through Net , the net worth of , Politicians deciding the educational future of the nations , through their result less policies , is diminishing for Good.

C.EASHWER – SINGAPORE

Published: 2006-04-28
Author: Chockalingam Eswaramurthi

About the author or the publisher
Iam a Professional writer dedicated to sharing the knowledge on topics of Public interest, be it Management , Leadership , Social service , World Politics , Personalities , Industries , Health , Computers , Policy making , Governments , Book review etc., Iam from Singapore . My e mail id is : eashwer@pacific.net.sg

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