Today, e-learning is considered to be useful for K-12 science students as well as science teachers committed to professional improvement. E-learning is defined as the efficient learning process which combines content that is delivered digitally with learning support and services.
E-learning is able to and should enhance science teaching, especially in a blended learning approach. The definition of e-learning is not limited to distance based online courses where instructor and learner are separated by distance and time but also traditional classroom instruction which includes use of digital, interactive tools and collaboration through online networking communities. Hence there is the importance of getting help of e-learning development services.
E-learning is a great way to:
- Provide science teaching images which feature three dimensional learning in a variety of classrooms with diverse type of learners.
- Give science teachers chance to experience firsthand the proper use of technology in learning and teaching and boost their confidence for using these tools in their own service.
- Provide for the needs of both science teachers and students with varied choices for interacting and learning in the learning environments.
- Lessen the isolation of science teachers-particularly those in rural areas or dealing with specialized science subjects.
- Provide diverse group of learners- both teachers and K-12 students with equal access to top quality courses, learning experiences and instructors by prevailing over barriers of time and place.
- Involve a large number of teachers in high quality, professional learning experiences focused on current teacher and peer to peer interaction.
- Provide access to remote persons through mobile and smart devices and computers to scientific instruments, data and networks which permit students and teachers to undertake research and experiments using these which are unavailable to them.
- Provide workers of the future the opportunities to develop fluency and skills for making use of the convergence of media. These skills are imperative for success in the workplace of the new millennium.
Experiences in e-learning should:
- reflect current research on the learning process and help design effective learning environments.
- be designed with care and delivered with clearly stated outcomes and goals.
- be relevant, engaging, interesting and accurate.
Be guided by instructors and teachers who are fully accessible and are skilled in science pedagogy and content in an e-learning scenario.