| || E-Learning: Liberation of Education and Training with Evolving Library and Technology Support |
Author :Patkar, Vivek
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :29(1) ; 2009 ; pp.14-22
Abstract : Support of the library has always been traditionally considered imperative for the completeness of education. Even in the current electronic technology mediated e-learning, the evolving form of the library is considered necessary. It is remarkable that the same technology means are driving both the e-learning and library transformation process. A library professional having acquired such technological skills can therefore add value to the e-learning process. The paper discusses the impacts of e-learning on the learner, teacher, and library using the framework of the laws of media enunciated by Marshall McLuhan. It further discusses how e-learning and new form of the library fit well in the emerging concept of self-service society. To spread the modern education to the remote corners of India, a strategy of promoting the e-learning aided by the advanced library and technology is recommended.
Keywords : E-learning;Library transformation;McLuhan’s laws of media;Self-service society;Web intelligence