E- Learning Is Imparting Knowledge Effectively For Students To Crack Various Examinations

By Anil Nagar, Founder & CEO, Adda247An IIT Varanasi alumnus, Anil has co-founded two companies Career Power and Adda 247, prior to which he worked as a Business Analyst at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

In the past half decade, India has witnessed a large scale, countrywide digital and smartphone penetration. On the heels of this development, various edtech platforms too have emerged in the cyberspace. Modern students, thus, have the opportunity to access quality, costeffective, and unlimited learning resources on their digital devices wherever and whenever they want.

While educational institutions are also leveraging digital tools to lend an exciting edge to their teaching methods, the emergence of digital learning platforms has redefined the space of selflearning. Be it to expand their knowledge across various domains or to prepare for specific examinations or tests, students across the country are actively embracing e-learning tools as their learning medium of choice.

In light of these developments, the following are a few of the ways in which e-learning is enabling students to prepare for various examinations:

On-Demand Lesson Delivery: Digital learning platforms facilitate students with access to limitless learning resources, which include multiple prerecorded lectures on a topic, updated reading material, links to relevant blogs, interactive presentations and so on. Students can access these anytime, anywhere and as many times as they need. Unlike in a classroom setting, they can also play and replay a lecture to better understand a tricky concept. In this manner, e-learning equips students with all the necessary learning tools to help them prepare for any and all examinations.

Enhanced Self learning with Personalized Test Series:e-learning tools comprise a disruptive supplement to self studying. Many students prefer to study during odd hours while some, who also work a job side by side, have to do it by necessity. Digital learning platforms powered by cutting-edge technologies like AI, machine learning, and deep learning can deliver highly personalized and effective learning resources to such students.

Such platforms also map a student's learning patterns and behaviour to help them identify their strengths and weaknesses regarding a subject. Further, they also provide personalized test modules that are designed based on the individual learning sensibilities of each student. Students can thus improve upon their weak points and polish the chapters they already know while preparing for an impending examination.
A Superior Alternative to Rote Learning: Memorization is a fundamental part of learning. What it essentially refers to is the ability to retain & recall concepts and facts that you’ve learned. For example, in Mathematics you need to learn certain formulae in Chemistry, you need to memorize certain chemical reactions and the periodic table. While in Biology, you need to be able to recall the complex names and functions of different parts of cells.

E-learning tools provide a more immersive and engaging alternative to students, where they are able to actively and interactively participate in learning, which naturally eliminates the need to resort to rote learning

However memorization becomes rote learning, taking-on a more negative connotation, when students attempt to memorize a fact or a concept without understanding the relevant context and dynamics associated with it. E-learning tools provide a more immersive and engaging alternative to students, where they are able to actively and interactively participate in learning, which naturally eliminates the need to resort to rote learning. Such an approach to learning not only enables students to prepare better for examinations, but also for the learning that comes after them.

Interaction with Fellow Students: Edtech platforms also enable students to connect with teachers seniors, and each other. A student may find a crowded classroom setting intimidating, thus preventing them from participating in discussions or voicing their queries. They can easily approach relevant authorities on a subject on a digital platform and get their doubts resolved.

More Immersive Learning Experience: Many schools and colleges today are actively integrating advanced e-learning tools into their pedagogy to impart a more immersive and interactive learning experience to students. Both teaching and learning have now been liberated from the restrictive medium of textbooks. Teachers are using innovative, tech enabled teaching methods to make the learning process more fun and therefore more effective.

As lessons become more interesting, students are naturally driven to participate in classroom activities with increased concentration. Students are thus able to retain more of what they’ve learned than what they would have through an unmotivated reading of books. This organically prepares them to perform better in their examinations.

Effective Knowledge Transmission through Multiple Mediums:From animations and sound recordings to informative documentaries and recorded lectures, students now have a plethora of options to consume knowledge from. Combine these with traditional outdoor learning activities and you get the recipe for a whole some learning experience. Such a learning process in which multiple sensory organs are involved not only enhances the scope of learning as students are able to connect various ideas more efficiently, it consequently also improves knowledge retention.

E-learning is All inclusive & Cost Effective: Although education as a fundamental right is enshrined in the Indian constitution, there still remains a large segment of the population which does not have access to traditional learning resources and institutions. There are several complex socio economic factors and cultural forces at work that prevent motivated students across the country from completing their schooling, let alone going to college.

Against such a backdrop, e-learning has entered the picture as the tool which possesses the potential to truly democratize education and place it in the hands of any and all interested learners. As a result, e-learning resources have empowered students to keenly engage in self learning. Leveraging these tools, students are thus also able to prepare for examinations ranging from school level tests and national level competitive examinations such as Civil Services and university entrance tests.