ICT Gadget: Design of e-learning system for rural community

Santosh Borde, Maqsood A. Ansari, Sucheta V. Kolekar

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E-Learning has the potential to bridge the educational gaps that exist in society and improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world who do not enjoy the same opportunities as those in rich, developed countries. The purpose of this paper is to outline the benefits and challenges associated with implementing e-Learning in rural communities, specifically from the point of view of the village community. A model for implementing e-Learning in rural areas is presented. As a result of the research presented, it is recommended that teachers 'drive' the implementation of e-Learning, supported by technical specialists to enhance the learning process within the context of the syllabus. It is also essential that local people are empowered to lead in this process so that ownership is inculcated within the community, ultimately improving the educational outcomes for students. The system provides an e-learning environment, which supports for users like: 1. Teachers/Instructors related to concerned subject. 2. Students in individual and collaborative analysis of studies. The system is currently under development and this paper emphasis on some important research features which supports as a tool of e-Learning developed using latest JAVA technology called Java Media Framework (JMF). This paper includes analysis and design phases, discussing the many possibilities and problems of e-Learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-388
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Environmental Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12-11-2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)


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