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Jahnvi Singh Parihar
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Mention few advantages & disadvantages of e- learning.

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Manonita Rathore
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E-Learning or online learning essentially includes learning online through the courses that are offered on the net. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of E-Learning. 


  1. You are able to link the various resources in several varying formats.
  2. It is a very efficient way of delivering courses online.
  3. Due to its convenience and flexibility, the resources are available from anywhere and at any time.
  4. Everyone, who are part time students or are working full time, can take advantage of web-based learning.
  5. Web-based learning promotes active and independent learning.


  1. Most of the online assessments are limited to questions that are only objective in nature.
  2. There is also the problem of the extent of security of online learning programs.
  3. The authenticity of a particular student's work is also a problem as online just about anyone can do a project rather than the actual student itself.
  4. The assessments that are computer marked generally have a tendency of being only knowledge-based and not necessarily practicality-based.
Jahnvi Singh Parihar
Communication Skills, Educational Technology & Operations Expert

E-learning, also referred to as online learning or electronic learning, is the acquisition of knowledge which takes place through electronic technologies and media. In simple language, e-learning is defined as “learning that is enabled electronically”. Typically, e-learning is conducted on the Internet, where students can access their learning materials online at any place and time. It most often takes place in the form of online courses, online degrees, or online programs. E- learning being a by- product of the developing technology has obviously got its own pros & cons. Let's discuss some advantages & disadvantages of the tremendously growing e- learning system:-


  • Versatile & flexible learning in all aspects.
  • Easily accessible to almost everyone,
  • Numerous intelligent teachers available.
  • Loads of information available just few clicks away.


  • A bit inconvenient & inappropriate for students with no internet access.
  • Can be a bit uncomfortable for students who are used to traditional teaching.
  • Not all material is available for free.

These are some pros & cons of e- learning and there might be many more.

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