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VijayKumar Shukla

Founder & Managing Member, PartyPurple Private Limited

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Is E-Learning competitive enough if compared to Class Room learning?

With so many modules promoting E Learning / E Studies hitting India and the world, the question is whether this platform will be as beneficial as the old class room method.

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    Jan 19 2012: Frontal lessons and training can be achieved with higher efficiency using e-learning platforms, i.e. one-to-many instead of one-to-a-few but that is only the visible part of the iceberg, about 5% of what we learn on campus.
    My experience tells me that even the most elaborate e-learning systems still lack the kind of background social connections, especially between the connected students, the sense of community of intent that make campus learning so powerful.

    Opening access to all knowledge is a massive step forward, especially with respect to efficiency, but it is not a substitue for the quad.. yet. It is true that higher learning is a privilege and may lack industrial "scalability" but it is also true that it is the greatest source of social, cultural and economic progress.

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