There was a time when pupils went to Saint‘s home, served them and in return got some knowledge what they taught them. Later teacher and student relation was sluggishly changing into a time between 10 mins . That means after 10 mins in class, students can also be wise as teacher. But now a time is utterly changing, education systems are changing, education standards are being global. Where teacher and student are both equally accomplished constitutes, who are responsible for knowledge exploration. People believe school is just a platform for innovation where teacher and student use to be, so for learning either you can be in home or anyplace no matter what geographical area. And this is only possible from e-Education.
First go on the glimpse of development of modern education in Nepal. This formal education of Nepal was first start form 1853; but that was not for normal people, it was only for ruling family or relatives. After the ended of autocratic Rana ruling in Nepal, general people began to study after 1951.In last 50-60 years the statistics shows the dramatics expansion in education facility in Nepal. According to those census data of 2001, adult literacy (age 15+) of the country was reported to be 48.2% where female: 34.6% and male: 62.2%, from about 5% in 1952–54. Beginning from about 300 schools and two colleges with about 10,000 students in 1951, there were 49,000 schools (including higher secondary), 415 colleges, five universities, and two academies of higher studies in 2001. Altogether 7.2 million students are enrolled in those schools and colleges who are served by more than 222,000 teachers. And current census data of 2011, total adult literacy increased up to 60.3%, including 73% male and 48.3% female literacy and increasing of 1000s of schools and colleges. Is this enough? When will we reach on 100%? Does these data resemble for quality education? Is there equal educational distribution over the Nation? Why these is still unemployment after education? There are still number of questions. And I believe there are also numbers of answer of it. One of the most relevant answers may be stated as e-Education.
What is e?
It is quite common for us to hear some term eShopping, eBanking, eEntertainment and now this term come with education. The “e” stands for electronic and it relates to the use of the Internet to undertake the wide range of activities. Educators are now beginning to be used with terms like e- teaching, e-learning and e- education as it slightly becomes part of our regular vocabulary.
Who are e-Teachers?
e-Teachers are not just limited in some closed room sounds like inside the box, e-Teacher are the new generation of teachers who will work in an Internet environment in both regular and virtual classroom situations. e-Teachers collaborate, build and discover new learning communities and explore resources as they interact with information, materials and ideas with their students and colleagues.
What is e-Learning?
e-Learning is learning which takes place as a result of experiences and interaction in an Internet environment. It is not restricted to a regular school day and can take place in a variety of locations including home, school and community locations e.g. libraries, cafes etc.
What is e-Education?
e-Education involves e-Teaching and e-Learning along with the various administrative and strategic measures needed to support teaching and learning in an Internet environment. It will incorporate a local, regional, national and international view of education.
Why Technology in Education?
Technology is a cross-cutting resource that should be seen as a sustainable, accessible, and valuable means of supporting efforts to improve teaching, learning, school operations, and the education sector as a whole. This e-Education is making this world borderless, people from country like Nepal can also be part of some university like MIT, Standford University, Udacity . When I did some inquiry about the involvement of Nepali Student in some of international Universities, who make available the online education, the result was really interesting, lot of Nepali are still persuading these online education as well some are also teaching to other students from here too.