Implementation of Virual Learning in Indian Education System – A Second Life Education

  • J Shifa Fathima M.COM., M.PHIL., PGDCA Assistant Professor in Commerce, Fatima College, Madurai
Keywords: Electronic Educational Technology, Linguistically, Digitization Approaches, Educational Technology, Real Class to Learn, Asynchronous, Synchronous and Video-Streaming Technologies


E-learning (or eLearning) is the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching. Conceptually, e-learning is broadly synonymous with instructional technology, information and communication technology (ICT) in education, EdTech, learning technology, multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based instruction (CBI), computer managed instruction, computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), flexible learning, web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital education. In usage, all of these terms appear in articles and reviews; the term "e-learning" is used frequently, but is variously and imprecisely defined and applied. These alternative terms are all linguistically more restrictive than "educational technology" in that they refer to the use of modern tools, such as computers, digital technology, electronic media, networked digital devices and associated software and courseware with learning scenarios, worksheets and interactive exercises that facilitate learning. However, these alternative names individually emphasize a particular digitization approach, component or delivery method. Accordingly, each conflates to the broad domain of educational technology. For example, m-learning emphasizes mobility, but is otherwise indistinguishable in principle from educational technology. Virtual program (or a virtual course of studies) is a study program in which all courses, or at least a significant portion of the courses, are virtual courses, whether in synchronous (i.e. real time) or asynchronous (i.e. self-paced) formats. Virtual courses a synonym is online courses are courses delivered on the Internet. "Virtual" is used here to characterize the fact that the course is not taught in a classroom face-to-face but through some substitute mode that can be associated with classroom teaching. That means people do not have to go to the real class to learn. Both the asynchronous and synchronous methods rely heavily on self-motivation, self-discipline, and ability for effective written communication. Video-based courses are like face-to-face classroom courses, with a lecturer speaking and online examples used for illustration. Video-streaming technologies are used. Students watch the video by means of freeware or plug-ins. This present study is focuses on “Implementation of Virtual Learning (V-Learning) in Indian Educational System”. The data is gathered through both Primary and Secondary sources.

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Shifa Fathima, J. (2015). Implementation of Virual Learning in Indian Education System – A Second Life Education. Shanlax International Journal of Education, 3(3), 14-26. Retrieved from