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Application of E-Learnin in Kashmir

Author(s):

Ummar Ahad , Govt. College for women, M.A Road, Srinagar.; N. A Dar, JK Bank Budgam

Keywords:

Kashmir, Higher Education, E-Learning, EduSat, Colleges

Abstract

E-learning is enactment of ICT in Education and Learning. E-Learning has changed the discourse of modern day education. Today via E-Learning not only the contents are delivered but virtual classrooms, web-seminars, examinations, etc. are conducted; also digital repositories and libraries are developed. Mobile Learning is an emerging trend; apps are developed targeted for knowledge seekers using smartphones. While E-Learning is a boomerang around the world and India too is moving forward in this direction, but it is still vague in many parts of India. In Kashmir, a region in India where E-Learning can play a major role considering its geographical, political and financial complications and conditions, E-Learning activities are very limited. This form of modern day learning is less encouraged and people are less aware about its benefits. There is not a proper infrastructure in place as far as E-Learning is concerned. In India, EduSat is a major Satellite based E-Learning initiative started by ISRO in 2004. Although EduSat has been utilized to good effect in many states especially Kerala, Karnataka but in Kashmir it has been near to a failure. The institutes and the government have not been able to take the advantage of EduSat. This paper focuses on scope and applications of E-Learning in the degree colleges of Kashmir and proposes it as a possible solution to adopt to meet the challenges faced by the higher education system.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60577
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 2019-2021

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