M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere. M-learning can encompass a variety of tools to help learning such as videos, podcasts, online textbooks and more. M-learning classes can communicate through text which is an easy way to learn about assignments, projects etc. E-learning is a similar thing. E-learning means 'electronic-learning' and usually means that you are taught a course online. E-learning can encompass parts of M-learning but is usually more structured which could be a positive or a negative depending on the situation. In both these methods of learning MOOCs could be used. A MOOC is …show more content…
Some of it is good but some can be bad and inaccurate. Edtech is a study that looks through online educational resources and tries to help promote and make better online resources. Edtech promotes the use of technology for education and shows that you can learn from technology and learn from online courses just like you would in school making it a viable alternative to regular schooling. Also online learning offers resources from primary to tertiary education meaning everyone is encompassed.
Positives of online learning?
First of all, online learning is flexible. Like I've said before, you don't need to be in any classroom or go to school so it is perfect for children in Rwanda who are unable to go to school or live to far away. It is from home but there are a huge network of people who also use online learning. This means your child won't be isolated and can still have the experience of school without actually going there.
Another advantage of online learning is that it helps you learn at your own pace. In normal classrooms it can be difficult to cater to everyone's needs. However, online learning can be self-paced meaning that you can learn at your own speed. This means everything can be learnt properly to a full understanding instead of being rushed …show more content…
Technology is so important in this day and age. The fact that young people can have an education and be taught about the essentials of technology makes for a huge positive of online learning.
Finally, online learning gives students an engaging way to learn. Some students may not pick up information well with the typical student-teacher algorithm. However, there are lots of different ways to learn with online learning. There are videos, presentations, games and a lot more to help you progress with your learning. School primarily focuses on one type of learner, online learning can teach whatever the child prefers.
Overall, online learning is destined to grow significantly in the future. It is especially good for people in places like Rwanda and has a lot of potential for different types of learning making for a more innovative and effective