E-learning increases knowledge

E-learning is a very common scenerio in the western society. But it is a very new phenomenon in developing countries like Bangladesh. International experts have said that expanded E-Learning facilities have created epoch-making scopes for acquiring knowledge in all spheres of human needs globally.

The high-tech digitalized electronic technologies, computers, hardware, software and increasing number of knowledge banks, websites and internet facilities have tremendous positive impacts in the global E-Learning process.

They said that E-Learning has enormous prospects in Bangladesh for its faster advancements as the government- sponsored digitalization process has been running faster and successfully throughout the country.

They were addressing the concluding and certificate giving ceremony of the 4- day international training workshop on Communication, Mentoring and e- Learning at Hotel Center Point at Gulshan area in the city last evening.

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) organized the workshop under the ongoing Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) Projects.

With Training Officer for Cereal Systems Initiatives for South Asia (CSISA) Dr Ravikant Mazumder in the chair, the ceremony was attended by IRRI Liaison Scientist in Bangladesh Dr M A Hamid Miah as the chief guest.

Manager of Knowledge and Training of CIMMYT and its facilitator from CIMYT headquarters at Mexico City Dr Petr Kosina presented the key note paper in the E-Learning session on last day of the training workshop.

Facilitator of Syngenta Corporation N Satyanarayan, CSISA’s Pakistan Country Coordinator Dr Aqil Khan, Dr MA Mazid, Dr MA Jalil Mridha, Dr Gous Ali, Dr Mohiuddin and BSS senior reporter Mamun Islam addressed.

A total of 22 participants including scientist, experts,
agronomists, extension providers, researchers, representatives of
different GOs and NGOs and local service providers from
Bangladesh, Pakistan and other countries took part.

The experts said that creating maximum facilities for
browsing different websites, providing necessary tools,
equipments, technologies, hardware, software etc can assist
millions to avail E-learning everywhere.

Tremendous results could be achieved faster as many students
have already been achieving two or three academic degrees
simultaneously through E-Learning education systems in many
countries without attending classes.

The executives, farmers, officials, employees, researchers,
teachers, physicians, businessmen, professionals, literary and
cultural personalities and everybody could be benefited through
E-Learning anywhere, they said.

“The E-learning may help more in future when people would
seldom require visiting different countries and cities or
institutions for getting knowledge or education for large-scale
popular E-Learning,” they said.

The experts suggested for involving E-Learning with the Union
Information Centres (UICs), all offices, educational
institutions, organizations and private bodies in Bangladesh
under the digital Bangladesh programme.

“It would help effectively disseminating the latest
technologies and information to the farmers in their own
understandable languages to enhance agricultural productions like
in all other fields in Bangladesh,” they said.

DHAKA, Nov 25 (BSS)

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