Developments in the field of IT and telecommunications paved the way for use of technology in education. Near the end of last millennium, the ability of e-learning to reach distant users who want to learn at their own pace attracted the attention of many engaged in education and training. An increasing number of colleges and universities started offering online degrees and courses. There was an increase in the number of organizations using this new medium to provide training to their employees. This paper discusses some of the perceived benefits of e-learning as well as major hurdles hampering the growth and development of this medium. Some of the current trends as well as future directions of e-learning are also discussed in this paper.
- current trends,
- future directions.
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