Influence of E-Learning: Can it Reach Poor Children?

fatimakhan
Posted January 21, 2020 from Pakistan
Influence of E-Learning: Can it Reach Poor Children?

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.

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Jan 22
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Lisbeth
Jan 22
Jan 22

Dear Fatima,
I kind of agree with you. You see ict on it own is very expensive. If you need successful Ict training first computer or laptop. Can you imagine.
It shall be well.
Thanks for sharing
Hugs

Anita Shrestha
Jan 23
Jan 23

Good dear............keep it continue

maeann
Jan 23
Jan 23

Thanks for sharing Fatima.

Beth Lacey
Jan 24
Jan 24

Totally agree with you

Akshaya9
Jan 25
Jan 25

Hi Fatima,
Thank you for sharing this. I hope it will be solve soon because education is important.

Have a nice day dear

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Dear Fatima,
Thank you for pointing this out. It is very true that education is very important and there are so many online courses that are free and accessible to all. The issue is now reaching down to the rural communities. The more people are empowered the better their standard of living.

TataWirba
Jan 30
Jan 30

Hi Fatima.
I trust you are doing ok. I am glad you are addressing this issue on influence of E-learning. This is common also in Cameroon especially in the rural slumps. If we can team up and come up with a proposal on this i think is going to help remedy the situation. I suggest if we should our target should be basic education. If you have an organisation I suggest we should Partnership and work on this. You can choose some few schools from there maybe 2 and i do same here so as to enable us do a pilot project on that for Pakistan and Cameroon. Our focus: digitalizing basic education. Please get back to me if it's of interest to you.

https://www.facebook.com/mbiamenewvision/
Thank you
Tata