The Importance of e-Learning as a Teaching and Learning Approach in Emerging Markets
Keywords:E-Learning, Emerging Markets, Faculty Online Training Certification, Faculty Training Program
Technological advances in information and communication technologies have led to the emergence of e-learning systems that can be used effectively as a teaching and learning approach. For emerging markets, e-learning is of special relevance, as it can provide access to education at a relatively low cost compared with traditional settings as there is no associated travel or housing costs. Additionally, internet access in emerging markets has increased steadily in the recent years.
This paper discusses the importance of e-learning as a teaching and learning approach and its relevance in emerging markets. The paper presents some findings from four sections of a Faculty Certificate of Online Training (FCOT) program conducted by GlobalNxt University. The learners consist of faculty from India (n=20), South Africa (n=19) and Malaysia (n=9), which are representative of countries in the emerging markets. The paper examines the implications of the findings, and concludes with possible directions for the future of e-learning as a teaching and learning approach in emerging markets.
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