The advent of the Internet has prodded many leading educational institutions to experiment with innovative programming and with distance education. Lately, more than 4.5 million students were participating in on-line learning at institutions of higher education in the United States. Online education is rapidly increasing, and online postgraduate programs (Diploma, Master Degree and Doctorate) have even developed at leading research universities.
Electronic learning (or e-Learning or eLearning) is a general term used to refer to a form of learning in which the instructor and student are separated by space or time where the gap between the two is bridged through the use of online technologies. It is defined as a planned teaching/learning experience that uses a wide spectrum of technologies mainly Internet to reach learners at a distance.
E-learning services have evolved since computers were first used in education. There is a trend to move toward blended learning services, where computer-based activities are integrated with practical or classroom-based situations. However, E-learning is naturally suited to distance learning and flexible learning, but can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.
In IEBA, e-learning is used to define a specific mode to attend a course or programs of study where the students rarely, if ever, attend face-to-face or for on-campus access to our educational facilities, because they study on-line.
The IEBA properly trained staff, hired to work with students on-line. These staff members are able to not only understand the content area, but also be highly trained in the use of the computer and Internet.
While some programs require students to attend some campus classes or orientations, many are delivered completely online. In addition, we offer online student support services, such as online advising, registration, e-counselling, online textbook purchase and so on.
Our main educational philosophies and systems, concerned with providing learners with increased choice, convenience, and personalization to suit the learner. We provide learners with choices about where, when, and how learning / assessment occurs.
IEBA E- learning Goals:
- Computer-based learning (CBL)
- Computer-based training (CBT)
- Computer-based examination (CBE)
- Flexible learning
- Virtual education