The second lecture was given by Dr M.Khalid. The topic was on M-Learning and E-Learning. The letter E in e-learning refers to electronic. So basically, e-learning is used to refer to a way of learning where learning instructions are delivered by using electronic devices like computers and laptops, with the help of the internet. E-learning is important to teach students specific skills on operating the electronic and also helps them creating an experience using electronic for study purposes. M-learning refers to mobile learning. M-learning is a subset of e-learning as mentioned by Dr M.Khalid. M-learning allows students to access to the subjects by using their own devices.
There are a lot of differences between e-learning and m-learning. The first one is, m-learning is used t access the information right when it is needed. Meanwhile, e-learning can be used when students want to search for in-depth knowledge of their studies. Other than that, e-learning provides students or teachers with a wider view, more detailed information and clearer graphics or videos. Meanwhile, m-learning provides short information with easy and quick navigation.
If I were given a chance choose to either one, I would prefer m-learning. This is because nowadays, many applications can be downloaded for free or not, and can be easily accessed by using mobile phones. Other than that, I had experience learning using mobile phones which is fun, informative and consume less time and energy in comparison to e-learning. The examples of m-learning that is good to use in the classroom are, quizizz and kahoot. The students can access it through their phones and the teacher will have the records saved online for them as well. So it is a win-win situation for both students and teachers and it eases their work. Another application is open learning. Open learning is also a good application for e-learning that can also be accessed using mobile phones.
The conclusion is, e-learning and m-learning give so many benefits and open lots of opportunities for teachers to vary their teaching and makes it creative, fun and also informative. It is a new best way for students to learn as well. As it will help them improves their skills.