Crafting E-Learning Pathways: A Student's Insight into the Course 'Understanding Disciplines and School Subjects' Offered in Teacher Education in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu, India
Issue: 2023 - Volume 24 [Issue 6]
Department of Education, C K College of Education, Cuddalore, India.
Pramila Ramani *
Department of Education, Central University of Education, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India.
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
A conceptual framework enhances the understanding of the research problem and facilitates the organisation of the study. Currently, technology is revolutionising education through innovative methods of teaching and learning. E-learning has revolutionised education through online platforms, digital documents, and other electronic resources. In the interest of filling a large void in the existing body of research on the subject, this study focuses on the viewpoints of B.Ed students regarding the usage of e-learning tools for the course ‘Understanding Disciplines and School Subjects’ offered in the B.Ed programme. Study Sample: The researchers chose a sample of 540 students enrolled in the B.Ed. programme at Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu in 2023. The study employed a purposive sampling technique. Research Design: This study employed qualitative approaches, utilising surveys as the primary data collection method. The analysis of open-ended questions was conducted through content analysis. Data Collection Tools: The study used an open-ended questionnaire to collect data. It was found that students' replies related to positive and negative points for e-learning were evenly distributed. Eight suggestions were made to enhance the quality of e-learning resource production. Recommendations: To enhance comprehension of "Understanding Disciplines and School Subjects," it is advisable to develop e-learning resources in Indian languages. The e-learning producer's content knowledge and technical expertise are essential.
Keywords: E-learning material, technology, content knowledge, technical knowledge, online platform
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