Gravity of eLearning in Third World Countries
No doubt, we are living in the era of technology in which we have, after very next moment, more innovated technological advancement. Gone are the days, when technology was the chapter of the developed world and the populace living in the third world, could only keep abreast themselves about it through TV or Cinema Screens. In the present world, even a person sitting in some remote place would certainly be acquainted with the miraculous arena of internet.
Apart from other domains, the internet has revolutionized the fundamentals of education and knowledge imparting institutions throughout the world in the form of eLearning. Instead of adopting a hectic way of taking admission in the university and its campus in the far-flung locations, you can just choose the desired course just by clicking and fulfilling the simple formalities merely on computer. You have never to attend the class room’s formal atmosphere. This is really a boon and blessing for the knowledge seekers living in the third world countries.
By this, you can keep yourself well-informed with the latest development in the computer world consistently and so indirectly enhancing your capabilities through the choice of the right software. Rest assured, to have sustainable development, technology, altruism, and novelty are direly needed to have target oriented objectives. eLearning globally is now accessed to everyone. Once it was in the hands of developed countries like the UK, America, and Canada. It is pertinent to mention the unique feature of this distance learning programme that you need not to study in some campus physically but just sitting before your computer or mobile device, you can reap the countless benefits to quench your knowledge thirst.
It is worthwhile to point out that MOODC(Massive Open Online Course) is basically designed so as to teach the students sitting in far-flung areas and one thing more it is not restricted but is opened for registration for everyone who opts in. Many endeavours are being made in this regard throughout the world especially by the rich countries to enhance the capabilities of persons living in third world countries having scarce opportunities. But at the same time, some bottlenecks are causing hindrances in the pursuit of objectives associated with eLearning programmes. Broadly speaking, there are prevalent risks in the third world countries in the form of a specific culture, language and above all, the universal internet facility. But these could be tackled amicably. For example, e.g. this online learning solution for medical and engineering students in Pakistan is becoming widely popular by helping students cut the cost and hassle of academies.
Before going ahead, let us have an overview of the benefits of eLearning:
With the increased eLearning, knowhow and interest of common people in the third world have developed and with the passage of time this trend is getting more and more momentum. Computer literacy and mobile devices have reached upto each and everyone whether at student at the school level or at the university level, all seem desirous to consult this bounty to have solutions of their all queries.
Optimization of Learning
No doubt, in the third world, the overall perception of the people has increased very much. Increased eLearning programmes have facilitated the poor people who could not afford to have admissions in costly universities due to their poverty and meagre financial resources.
Links With Global Educational Arena
All the world’s renowned universities are just one click ahead. You can update your learnings and studies with the help of eLearning. A lot of software now can help you to have access to the famous universities of the world. In this way, you can know the syllabus and repute of that particular university you are interested in and want to get yourself registered.
If we discuss in terms of economy, it comes clear that with the expansions in software technology and eLearning, more and more companies are coming forward in the third world poor countries to open their offices so as to streamline their programmes for the local communities. Indirectly, the economy of that country in which they are working would go high making that country economically stronger.
Revolutionised Educational Institutes
Through eLearning, existing educational institutes are having great benefits and equipping themselves technically stronger by the use of eLearning. Prior to it, years old knowledge was not sufficient to satisfy host of their concerns over the knowledge.
eLearning has also opened the door of earning for the investors. Now foreign investors are expending in the poor countries to float high in the ocean of IT. If looked deeply, it can be made a conclusion that by making an investment in the fields of eLearning, maybe they are not earning their expected profit yet obviously they are helping the humanity and playing their role worldwide.
No Burden on Government exchequer
Third world countries have poor economies and subsequently, Governments have to squeeze their priorities. That is, Governments cannot spend all the technical education programmes entirely. Germane to this fact, it is pointed out that surely, with the support of other NGOs and private companies, they get great support to strengthen the educational policies. So this would not be a burden on the Government.
As traditionally, prior to the advent of eLearning, procurement of costly textbooks, transportation costs and scarce education facilities were the main factors in pursuing technical knowledge. Mostly, due to meagre financial resources, it was not feasible for the Governments of the third world countries to provide technical education to all the people. But on the other hand, the inhabitants of these countries were very aspirant of having the pleasures of eLearning. Likewise, poverty is the main causal agent to attend educational institutes or its campuses having absence from the workplace which is the main source of their livelihood.
Asian countries, African countries sunken in poverty and Latin American countries which are having the menace of drugs are having eLearning facility. By and by, people living in poor countries, are getting connected with the IT technology and indirectly getting access to eLearning, making their life contented and enriched. As far as Latin American countries are concerned, the latest reports reveal that more than one million of the world’s 10 million prisoners alone are in the jails of Latin America. But in the reform programmes, these prisoners to are being equipped with eLearning to make them more resourceful and skilled. Similarly, in other countries like India, Nepal, Malaysia and Pakistan, rapid advancement is being made in the field of eLearning. More and more IT universities and campuses are being opened to explore new horizons. That is why we say World has become now a Global Village.