Journal Five

If I were to be given a choice to choose between eLearning and traditional learning, I would rather go with the traditional learning.

Elearning is good, however  I would prefer to have instead respond from the teacher if I encounter any during my learning process.

On the other hand some people might prefer learning as they could learn at their own paste and learning it by watching the video by repeating it many times. Another way of elearning is via game learning, it is definitely a interactive and motivational way of learning.

Elearning starts from young. Example of elearning for kids will be those educational programs and software. Kids these days could have their elearning on handy device such as ipad. They could watch education programs and sing along and interact with it.    This would definitely consider to be part of elearning.

Since elearning is base on one’s interest,  it sure to have pros and cons as well.

Source taken from:

http://www.about-elearning.com/e-learning-advantages-and-disadvantages.html#.USIAOaVkN2A

Advantages of e-Learning

  • Class work can be scheduled around personal and professional work, resulting in flexible learning.
  • Reduces travel cost and time to and from school
  • Learners may have the option to select learning materials that meets their level of knowledge and interest
  • Learners can study wherever they have access to a computer and Internet
  • Self-paced learning modules allow learners to work at their own pace
  • Flexibility to join discussions in the bulletin board threaded discussion areas at any hour, or visit with classmates and instructors remotely in chat rooms
  • Different learning styles are addressed and facilitation of learning occurs through varied activities
  • Development of computer and Internet skills that are transferable to other facets of learner’s lives
  • Successfully completing online or computer-based courses builds self-knowledge and self-confidence and encourages students to take responsibility for their learning

Disadvantages of e-Learning

  • Unmotivated learners or those with poor study habits may fall behind
  • Lack of familiar structure and routine may take getting used to
  • Students may feel isolated or miss social interaction thus the need to understanding differentlearning styles and individual learner needs.
  • Instructor may not always be available on demand
  • Slow or unreliable Internet connections can be frustrating
  • Managing learning software can involve a learning curve
  • Some courses such as traditional hands-on courses can be difficult to simulate
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Journal Four

Journal Four

Doing business on internet, I try that before. However due to the rise in the market and my online business are not as popular as the others.

With my personal experience and this week’s lesson, I deeply understand that e-business is not easy to have a stand in today’s market. Reputation is really an important key for any online e-business.

People are choosing to do e-business as they could save their rental cost.

The Generic Marketing Model is defiantly helpful  and easy for one who want to start an e-business to understand.

In this week’s lesson, the case example of Dell is what I’ve been through as well.

I bought my first laptop on Dell website however, I felt that buying one from a retail store will be better as you could clarify and get a immediate respond from the sale person.

To share some interesting online e-business: http://www.qoo10.sg/

q0010’s seller not only comes locally but also from overseas seller like korea and china as well.  This helps business to expand their business and with the feedback customers’ review  it helps to draw more businesses.

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Ebusiness doesnt not only mean selling of items.

I could also be providing a service like massage, manicure or even doing our household chore.

With the difference platform, people could make a living with different ways and method.

Journal Three

Journal Three

This week’s lesson I get to know more about Google Plus and Reader and I guess I’m 70% convinced to create an account as well.

Soon, real soon I believe by the end of the 12 weeks lesson I will probably be a member.

Since social networking is evolving and changing rapidly in our daily life, maybe facebook and google+ will die off one day and something new will be in trend.

I must agree with you that the Facebook founder is AWESOME. Is every user were to give him $1SGD he will be not just rich but EXTREMELY RICH.

And YES, social networking sites helps people to get fame, be their own boss and gaining businesses. See all the blogshops, they are the best examples, low cost with no rental.Social Networking platform is definitely a  good channel for sole proprietor to start off their business small, and expend their business as it goes.

It also help and engage people in learning and finding out more knowledgeable information base on their self learning interest. With this elearning process could be good, as it will attract more active learners.

With today’s technology  and social media platform, it is possible for people to find their partner through online platform. Blind dating have become a modern in a similar way as the past but now people get to see their partner’s profile and pictures before meeting face to face. However, with this there will be pros and cons to online social media platform as well, people could fake their personal information.

Youtube as well, people gets famous on youtube. They are then called to be the Youtuber.

As below I’m going to share some videos and Youtuber who gets well-known to others.

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Lastly, I came across this website that share interesting facts about soical networking.

http://mashable.com/category/social-networking/