E-LEARNING : Revolution in Education

E-LEARNING : Revolution in Education

E-learning refers to education conveyed via electronic means. It is a system of learning and transfer of skills as well as knowledge based on formalised teaching on electronic resources like internet, CD-ROMs, DVDs, streaming media, etc. Shortly, it is the method of teaching purely through technology.


  • Makes information easy to grasp and absorb.
  • Imparts enhanced ability to learn and implement among the learners.
  • The audio-visuals help in creating disciplined learning environment and fosters student engagement in class.
  • Helps students remembering knowledge for a longer time.
  • Provides expeditious delivery of lessons.
  • Lectures can be taken at any time and any number of times. In makes revisions easy.
  • Allows teachers a higher degree of coverage to deliver the content regularly thus ensures consistency in learning.
  • It is cost-effective as it is quick and easy. Long training period, infrastructure, stationary, travel expense etc. is reduced.
  • It helps to learn without having to give up the comforts of the environment.


It is essential to bring e-learning in institutions to empower learning as it ensures student’s ability to grasp lessons adequately. It also enables students to become thinkers, learners and risk takers in a sheltered environment. Also, improves faculty’s digital literacy. It plays a greater role at time of emergency, crisis or severe cases as it doesn’t involve any loss of student’s class and course as compared to regular offline classes.


The Maharishi University offers a great scope of e-learning to make best of both worlds i.e. students and faculties. The university offers e-learning services like MOOCs, Nptel, Swayam Sabha, ShodhGanga, National Digital Library, Zoom, GoToMeeting App etc. These services help students and faculties to collect data at a large scale and also to increase productivity of faculty.

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