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Pages: 2976-2977 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain


W. Aloudah

Princess Noura bint Abdulrahman University (SAUDI ARABIA)
E-learning is a way of teaching by using the mechanisms of modern communication as computers, networks, the Internet, and multimedia (audio, picture, graphics, searching engines, and electronic libraries), either remotely or in classrooms.

The objective of e-learning is to deliver useful information and data to learners in a short period of time and with less effort.

Types of e-learning:
A. Direct e-learning (synchronous e-learning).
B. Indirect e-learning (asynchronous e-learning)

Justifications of Using E-learning:
Internet and new technologies provide opportunities to learn in different and new ways that enable learners to learn in any place and any time individually instead of going to learn in distant places (18 factors).

The benefits of using e-learning:
1. The possibility of communication between students among themselves and between students and their school.
2. Contribution into different viewpoints of the students.
3. A sense of equality.
4. Easy access to the teacher.
5. The possibility of altering the method of teaching.
6. Relevance of various teaching methods.
7. Extra help.
8. Providing curriculum throughout a day and every day of the week.
9. Continuity of access to the curriculum.
10. Unnecessarily of actual attendance.
11. Easy and multiple ways to assess the evaluation of the student.
12. To make the most of the time.
13. Reducing the administrative burden for the teacher.
14. Reducing the workload of the school.

Used Techniques in E-learning:
a) CD.
b) Intranet.
c) The Internet.
d) Video Conferences.
e) Audio Conferences.
f) Interactive Video.
g) Satellite Programs.

Impediments of E-learning:
1. To enhance standards.
2. Regulations and stimulus compensation.
3. Delivery of content and effective learning environment.
4. Methodology.
5. Privacy and confidentiality.
6. Digital Filtering
7. Response of the students.
8. Controlling the methods of integrating the classroom with the immediate learning.
9. Increasing the focus on the teacher.
10. The awareness of the community.
11. To provide a large area of electromagnetic Bandwidth.
12. the continuing need for training and supporting learners and administrators at all levels.
13. The need to train learners.
14. The need to distribute the contents of a high level of quality.
15. To modify the old rules.

The labor market needs for new skills and qualifications impose updated majors and factors to achieve the needs of the new economy, so the curriculum subjects to be reviewed to keep pace with modern requirements and the available techniques which is a challenge for educators. Thus, the community should accept the revolution of communication and learn how to deal with it.
author = {Aloudah, W.},
series = {6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2012 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-615-5563-5},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {5-7 March, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {2976-2977}}
AU - W. Aloudah
SN - 978-84-615-5563-5/2340-1079
PY - 2012
Y1 - 5-7 March, 2012
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2012 Proceedings
SP - 2976
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ER -
W. Aloudah (2012) MODERN MECHANISMS IN EDUCATION ( E-LEARNING), INTED2012 Proceedings, pp. 2976-2977.