Better Learning achieved using Online e-Portals in Pakistan

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Aysha KHALIL

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Recent advancements in technologies offer new ways to engage learners in a significant and incredible way of learning through participation and sharing content and knowledge. Webbased online portals, called e-portals, are applications which present high interactivity and rich content amongst learners, enabling them to organize and coordinate their knowledge and learning activities to improve learning. E-portals are dynamic and collaborative learning environments, which provide personalized learning allowing the learners to collaborate and participate in learning activities by sharing information and generating knowledge. It is possible for learners to create and publish their own material along with searching and retrieving the available material, data or information through the e-portals. This paper presents an experimental research study, conducted to measure the influence of e-portals in the enhancement of learning at higher education level. The author presents data from the research which describe how students of higher education used e-portal, a learning content management system (moodle), by forming interactive and collaborative learning environments for enriched learning. An experiment was conducted in which an e-portal was used as a medium of learning. Students in higher education, registered on the e-portal as an experimental group, were taught the content placed on the e-portal. Findings indicated that the achieved learning of the students was highly enhanced by using the e-portal as the medium of their learning. There was a significant difference in the learning level of students using the e-portal technology, compared to a control group studying in the traditional lecture method. The present research confirms that e-portals in practice can enrich and improve the learning level of the students.

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KHALIL, A. (2013). Better Learning achieved using Online e-Portals in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 11(2), 14-20. Retrieved from http://asianjde.org/ojs/index.php/AsianJDE/article/view/218
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