• E-Learning and E-content Development Opportunities in Library and Information Science

      Rathinasabapathy, G.; Laxman Rao, N.; Sudharshan Rao, S. (IATLIS, 2005)
      E-learning is the use of information technology to enable people to learn anytime and anywhere. It uses the power of networks, primarily those that rely on the Internet technological channels, and digital content. It can include training, the delivery of just-in-time information and guidance from experts. It is the fastest growing sector of the higher education market worldwide. It is sure e-learning is the only way by which we can make India, a knowledge based society. Library and Information science courses are suitable to offer through e-learning mode as e-learning offers so many advantages over the distance education. In this context, this paper attempts to highlight the initiatives taken by various institutions to offer e-learning facilities and the funding offered by Government departments and agencies to support e-learning and e-content development in various disciplines including Library and Information science.