Shazneen B Gandevia & Dr. Sarita M Vichore, “EXPLORING FACTORS OF E-LEARNING RELATED TO STUDENT ENGAGEMENT”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Modern Education (IJMRME), Volume 2, Issue 2, Page Number 21-28, 2016

This research focuses on exploring the factors which relate learner engagement with E-Learning. It tries to explore the strength of the link between learner engagement and E-Learning.E-Learning in today’s world has become a common mode of study and knowledge dissemination. E-Learning is an educational, training and learning method which is spreading widely and becoming a popular method of delivery among both educational and corporate environments. Is it beneficial for educational institutions and organisations to choose blended learning that is face-to-face learning combined with e-learning is another question, however; e-learning has become a major choice of knowledge distribution and attainment in today times due to the advantages it provides. Some advantages which are evident include, E-learning is offered on mobile devices, personal digital assistants and portable devices which enhance learner convenience, allow a digitalised learning experience to the learner, and help accommodate the learning needs of individuals in their lifestyle.Training, even if it is online goes through the phases of planning, content development, scheduling, delivery, assessment and re-training if necessary. At most training scenarios, training professionals are engaged in all the above activities, however; sometimes the trainers are engaged in only the planning, delivery and follow-up, there are other persons who have developed the content. The top driver of training effectiveness is content preparation and its adaption to the mode of delivery. The learners’ thirst for the information being provided and his curiosity to learn more can be termed as ‘learner engagement’. Although the trainer might have a cumbersome learning material with substantial interest in its content, the learning cycle and the rationale of E-learning will not be complete, if the learner does not absorb and comprehend the matter. The concern for learning and gaining knowledge should be visible and also manifested by the learners’ actions to ensure that one has an engaged learner. This research is an effort to explore the gains and shortcomings of using this technique of online training or E-learning. It also explores the factors integral to this technique, which contribute towards learner engagement.

Key Words:
Learning, Online Learning, E-Learning, Employee Engagement & Training

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