The influence of online education is remarkable. People all over the world are becoming aware of e-learning and the opportunities it offers. From professionals to students - everyone is realizing the benefits of online education and more and more people are enrolling in online programs each day. The learning strategies incorporated in e-learning are different from traditional education, and the effect has been positive on different types of learners.
Will E-Learning Help Teach Poor Children?
According to the Pakistan Education Statistic 2015-16 launched by the National Education Management Information System (NEMIS), 22.6m Pakistani children are still out of school. This statistic is alarming and brings attention to one of the greatest issues of the country. Such a large population of children in Pakistan is not enrolled in schools and therefore will likely remain uneducated. And this population is almost exclusively from the underdeveloped and poor parts of the country. Due to multiple reasons, parents refuse to or are unable to enroll their children in educational institutes. The reason is often the distance - the lack of institutes offering education in poorer areas.
Online Programs and their Availability for the Poor
The majority of people aware of and using e-learning are wealthy and educated. Wi-fi availability is itself a major problem for the underdeveloped areas of the country, but it is something that can be solved. If the entire country has access to the internet, many problems can be eradicated at a fast pace. The use of educational websites is ideal for underprivileged children. Learning apps, distance learning and teaching approaches like blended learning are incorporated in e-learning and offer opportunities for students from poor areas.
Education for All & Charity
Education For All is a movement organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In Pakistan, the influence of this movement is great and many local organizations are working towards the goal of making education the norm. Making the use of modern educational technology and e-learning the norm in schools and other institutions is also a part of their goal, and there is hope for development.