PRANJANA
The Journal of Management Awareness

Editor-in-chief:
Dr. Aftab Alam
Integrated Academy of Management & Technology, Ghaziabad
E-mail :
falakaftab1@rediffmail.com / pranjana@inmantec.edu
Website :
www.inmantec.edu

Publisher:
Prof. Pankaj Gupta
Integrated Academy of Management & Technology
Ghaziabad

Vol. 7, No.2, July-December, 2004

 

E-Learning : A New Way Of Learning

MK Kower1
Kishor Kumar Deka2
Deepak Srivastava3

Abstract
In this paper an attempt has been made to understand the basic concept of e-learning, components and its success factors. An attempt has been made to ascribe a case study with special reference to IBM, that gives  a precedence of successful implementation of e-learning as how does it work and how do it proceed to have a favorable impact on the organization's profitability.

1. Professor, BIT Durg (Bhilai)
2. Lecturer, BIT  Durg (Bhilai)
3. Lecturer, BIT Durg (Bhilai)

 

CONTEMPORARY CHANLLENGES OF e-LEARNING

Serajul I Bhuiyan1

Abstract
E-leaning is time and cost effective. It offers more accessibility to the instructor and more flexibility for the student. This paper analyzes the impact of technology on e-learning and its challenges, both at micro and macro level, faced by its stakeholders—institutions, IT specialists, teachers and learners. And discusses the relevance of the changes against the context of time and space, and the concerns that have emerged in consequence.

1. Associate Professor and Program Director
Mass Communications, Texas A & M University USA

 

e-learning
emerging issues and prospective trends in Indian context

Aftab Alam1

Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to provide a view of the state of e-learning, issues and implications for the use of technology mediated and delivered instruction in general and the vocational education and training (VET) sector in India in particular.

The paper was developed in a short time frame to inform the planning cycle for initiatives within the IFLF (Indian Flexible Learning Framework). It aims to integrate a review of literature to provide a high level comparative view of the current and future directions for e-learning, and possible implications for policy and practices in present scenario of learning , Apart from it  this paper  will emphasis on  technical and support level that how does it  function and how could it be gained and what kind of knowledge requires which could be helpful in developing the technologies etc. In this Paper  a  prospective issues  on VET has been considered as an edge to point out  the issue based  developments of a technical, organizational and pedagogical nature to generate an adaptive technologies in education and training to help and reach out on a justifying point of considerations.

This paper offers an over view of e- learning as a tool and  driving forces for today's learning scenario, secondly how does it work and what are its implications and prospects. A short roadmap has been identified with some parametric  approaches.

1. Associate Professor (Marketing & Strategic Mgt), INMANTEC, Ghaziabad.

 

E-learning : Meeting the future challenges

Durga Prasad Samantaray1
Swagatika Panda2

Abstract
The economic reforms created in 1991, started a new phase in Indian economy marked liberalization, privatization, & globalization. All over the world, the organizations have been striving hard for corporate excellence and corporate success. 

The present paper deals with concept of e-learning, why e-learning is required in our day to day life. This is being done with the help of an empirical study of a group of students of health sectors and the findings from there describes how e-learning is advantageous in comparison to traditional way of learning. It also deals with the importance of e-learning in our education system. This paper tries to make an attempt to create a relationship between distance education and e-learning. In this paper it is also being focused how excellent business results can be achieved through the practice of e -learning. We also made a trial to show the key benefits of e-learning, how e-learning can be used in business organizations for prospects and growth. The different issues involved in e-learning are also properly highlighted in this current paper. At last Apollo health street ltd.: a case on e learning is being discussed in detail.

1. Faculty RIMS, Rourkela  2. Faculty RIMS, Rourkela

 

E-Learning  : A Tool to increase ROI for Training

Kamal K Gupta1
Vidushi Sharma2
Kriti Priya Gupta3

Abstract
In present day fiercely competitive business environment, learning resources play a pivotal role in any organization's success. Earlier, corporations used to view training as a necessary expenditure rather than an investment.  Today they are viewing learning as a vehicle to gain competitive advantage rather than just a cost-adding variable. The best performing organizations are developing methods to quantify and measure the learning results. Because of significant investments and focus on training, managers are increasingly being made accountable for these outlays and to demonstrate the cost effectiveness of training. When compared with the traditional methods of training, the potential financial savings associated with e-learning are quite significant. This paper attempts to discuss how e-learning is cost effective in comparison to traditional method, and how it can increase the return on investment (ROI) for training by reducing program cost, travel cost, personnel off-site cost, delivery and content development cost, etc. and by increasing learners' productivity, consistent and just in time delivery, etc.

1. Asstt.Prof. (Marketing). INMANTEC, Ghaziabad
2. Faculty, ITS, Ghaziabad
3. Faculty, ITS, Ghaziabad

 

RETAINING E-LEARNERS : A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY TUN ABDUL RAZAK , MALAYSIA

KK Jain1
Nor Khalidah Abu2
Amirul Akhbar3
Dewi A Sapuan4

Abstract
The term E-Learning or E-Education, has brought a new meaning to education. It has been touted as the next wave in the evolution of learning. With E-Learning supported by the advent and rapid spread of the Internet, the learning can now reach masses of people, at their convenience, with minimal cost. It is an attempt to apply the open learning concept which has evolved from distance learning that offers an option for committed and independent working adults to study in a separate geographical location from the instructor, and undergo learner–centered rather than lecturer-centered learning. In this teaching and learning model a highly interactive mode involving high quality instructional material is used by adapting ICT, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence and knowledge systems. Even though this new method of delivering education seems to be widely accepted throughout the world, there still exist some problems with its acceptance among the students researchers and scholars. As a result, students enroll into this kind of learning environment but soon withdraw from their studies and caused so hurdles. This paper examines the reasons for students drop out from e-leaning environment and evaluates benchmarks for success for this kind of learning approach.

1. Head, Dept of Business Administration St.John's College, AGRA
2. Lecturer, Faculty of Business Administration, UNITAR, Malaysia.
3. Lecturer, Faculty Humanities, UNITAR, Malaysia.
4. Lecturer, Faculty of Business administration, UNITAR ,Malaysia.

 

Internet Usage among Malaysian Students
The Role of Demographic and Motivational Variables

T Ramayah1
Muhamad Jantan2

Abstract
The Internet has pervaded our daily lives, and the world of education is no exception; reliance on teachers and textbooks only may be a thing of the past. Teachers are expected to facilitate learning, while students are encouraged and expected to source for related material from multiple sources, especially from the Cyberspace. The extent and pattern of usage of the Internet amongst students in Malaysia is the primary focus of this study. This study investigates the relationship between motivational variables (intrinsic and extrinsic), demographic variable and the Internet usage activities (messaging, downloading, browsing and purchasing). It was found that males exhibit higher usage of messaging, browsing and downloading activities and also as the education level progresses the use of browsing and downloading activities increases whereas age was negatively related to messaging activities. The findings also show that perceived usefulness is an important driver of Internet usage. Perceived ease of use was only positively related to browsing and downloading activities while perceived enjoyment was positively related to messaging, browsing and purchasing activities. Implications of the findings are further explored.

1. Chairman, Operations Mangement Section, School of Manegemnt:
Universiti Sains, Malaysia
2. Director of Centre for  policy Research, Universiti Sains, Malaysia

 

Information Technology in the Business World Through The Years and Beyond !

Ihssan Alkadi1
Ghassan Alkadi2

Abstract
Information Technology (IT) can be defined as a collection of individual technology components that are typically organized into computer-based information systems.  Information technology has changed the way the world does business. Businesses no longer have to rely on a trail of paper work to conduct everyday's transactions. Slow snail mail is a thing of the past. Customers no longer have to leave their homes to buy products or transfer money from their savings account to their checking account. By just sitting in front of a computer screen, businessmen can attend meetings that takes place several miles away. As the business environment continues to evolve at a rapid rate, management of every type of industry is searching for new ideas and possible core competencies to capitalize on. One area that has been closely examined is information technology. Over the past decade the importance of IT has been stamped upon the minds of top executives worldwide. In the past, computers were just an object that people thought only the rich and large companies possessed, but today computers run our world. Information technology has become more and more prevalent in businesses and our daily lives. Information is now available instantaneously and in incredible amounts across the globe. How these emerging technologies are affecting the personal, social, educational, and political aspects of the business world and of our lives you ask. Probably the one aspect of Information Technology that has the largest affect on the business world is the World Wide Web Garson.  The Web has basically eliminated any limitations on communication around the world and has provided efficiency and productivity in the business industry and the world economy.

1. University of Louisiana of Latayette, Lousianaa USA
2. Southeastern Lousiana Universiti, Hammond, Lousiana USA

 

Strategies To Develop Cost & Time Effective
E-Learning Solutions

R Raman1

Abstract
The development of e-learning products and the provision of e-learning opportunities is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of education and training. Whether this is through an intranet, the Internet, multimedia, interactive TV or computer based training, the growth of e-learning is accelerating. However, what is known about these innovative approaches to training has been limited by the shortage of scientifically credible evaluation to know the effectiveness of e-learning. Considering the high costs of implementing e-learning solutions using Information Communication Technologies (ICT), this paper attempts to suggest strategies for cost and time effective methods of implementing e-learning solutions, so that by implementing these strategies, almost any organizations can take  e-learning as an affordable option for their teaching learning process.

1. Assistant Professor, Kohinoor Business School, Khandala, Maharastra.

 

Working with REDISÑO

Nimit Chowdhary1
Bhagwati P Saraswat2

Abstract
We are fast becoming a society where learning is central to all development- both for participating as a citizen and as an effective way to earn livelihood. It is very important to understand that the learning experience is organized over the time, place, and pace of instruction and the educational processes should align themselves to this. Understandably, the diversity of learners, learning needs, learning contexts, and modes of learning make the scenario complex and dynamic. Providers of (higher) education – our universities and colleges- must reinvent the educational-learning process and align their processes to sustain the dynamism and vagaries of learning needs.

The REDISÑO is a paradigm shift by putting learning at the center of the educational process. Redisño is a platform based learning model using LOTUS notes. What is more important than technology in the new learning environments is how we approach the process of learning. Demanding academic standards are required in the teaching-learning processes. The processes are strongly weighted towards learning and require the students to take an active parting their own education. Essential component of all curriculums is the development, measurement and evaluation of values, attitudes and skills set forth in the student profile, using the teaching of knowledge as the basis. Learning and learner are central to this new model of education.

1. Reader. Institute of Management, Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Dean, Faculty of Commerce, Maharshi Dyanand Saraswati University, Ajmer

 

DR. KOKKARIWALA'S CONFUSION

Duraipandian Israel1
Jayaseelan Clement Sudhahar2

Abstract
One major concern in an organization is the diffusion of conflict arising out of the work delegation.  The leader or manager should be wary in handling the work allocation to the right person and at the right time lest it brings friction in the interpersonal role, ego clash, work-family conflict and eventually the performance in the work environment.  Allocation of new responsibilities if not justified and made convincing might result in damage, especially if an employee has comeback after a valuable training for which (s)he was sponsored by the organization.  The following case is just a document to illustrate this.

1. Asstt Professor.Karunaya Inst of Technology, Coimbatore
2. Asstt Professor, Karnya Inst of Technology, Coimbatore

 

THINGS TO THINK ABOUT IN ELEARNING

Badrul H Khan1

Abstract
With the advent of the Internet and online learning methodologies and technologies, providers of education (K12 and higher education) and training are creating elearning materials to fulfill the demand. Online learning is becoming more and more accepted in workplace. Institutions are investing heavily in the development and deployment of online programs. Academic institutions, corporations, and government agencies worldwide are increasingly using the Internet and digital technologies to deliver instruction and training. At all levels of these institutions, individuals are being encouraged to participate in online learning activities. Many instructors and trainers are being asked by their institutions to convert their traditional face-to-face (f2f) courses to elearning. Individuals involved in designing elearning or converting f2f courses to online environments are faced with many challenges: What is elearning and how is it different from f2f learning? What does and does not work for elearning? How does one measure elearning success? etc. As a contrary of these questions can be solved through positive and incredible commands of e-learning. This paper is a complete answer how to go about?

1. Associate Professor, George Washington University.USA
Founder, BooksTo Read.com

 


Editor-in-chief:
Dr. Aftab Alam
Integrated Academy of Management And Technology
Ghaziabad
Website : www.inmantec.edu

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Pranajana@inmantec.edu
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PRANJANA
The Journal of Management Awareness

Source : E-mail 15th December 2004

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