e-learning.jpgE-learning can technically be described as an equivalent of classroom learning as cell phones are to a pay phone at the bus station.

 

In other words it is the radical shift from whereby a teacher uses a chalk to digital while others like to call it an electronic text book in motion.

 

But what is this technology all about? 

E-learning can be CD-ROM drive, Network-based, Intranet-based or Internet-based. It can include text, video, audio, animation and virtual environments.

 

It can be a very rich learning experience that can even surpass the level of training you might experience in a crowded classroom.

 

It’s self-paced, hands-on learning.

 

The beauty of e-learning, however, is that new software allows the creation of very effective learning environments that can engulf you in the material.

 

While some schools in Zimbabwe had adopted the concept, E-learning is bound to spread its wings to various urban and rural schools once again through the president’s offices as a complementation to the President’s computerisation program introduced by Head of State and Government and Commander In-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces President Robert Mugabe in secondary schools countrywide.

 

In partnership with an Indian Cyber school, a local company Cardinal Technology through its Managing director Alwin Ndoro who will spearhead E-learning in Zimbabwe, explained the benefits of the program which will initially cover  four science subjects from form one to four.

 

President Robert Mugabe welcomed the new technology as another step forward in his endeavors to create a Knowledge Drive Economy.

 

With almost every secondary school countrywide having received at least 10 computers under the President Mugabe’s computerisation program, E-learning will definitely propel country’s education to another height.