Children learn from one another with both verbal and visual hints in order to retain new knowledge. In this process e-learning has been playing an important role. With more and more youngsters using the internet these days, e-learning is becoming popular. Online education has found a worldwide acceptance due to its flexibility.
In many developing nations e-learning has also not only been welcomed in formal educational institutes but is also adopted by the administration as a method of imparting education. This seems to be a blessing of the new-generation technology which makes teaching possible anytime and anywhere.
Classroom learning stands for formal learning for it has stated objectives and gives fixed results. Some kinds of e-learning also give formal education and learning experiences online. Online learning is boosting up because of its flexibility. This enables a learner to learn according to his pace.
He can browse through the topic until he understands it fully. This is the safe and patient way to develop ones skills in the subject concerned. Many Universities are also offering online degrees and certificated courses to students. The cost of study materials like textbooks and manuals also come at very expensive rate.
One solution for this is blended means of education where online learning will be imparted through the hands of formal educational institutions. In this the strengths both the system can be adopted giving up the weaknesses of both. None of the systems can completely replace the other and online learning in no way can be thought toreplace formal classroom teaching completely. E-learning best complements the already existing education system.