Designing E-Learning Programs For Rural Social Transformation And Poverty Reduction


C. S. H. N.MURTHY
Gaurav MATHUR


ABSTRACT
While the conventional education system with different forms of E-learning and rigid academic instructive curriculum could not bring desired changes in specified timeframe work at rural level in the targeted communities and groups, a multipronged sociological approach with a sociable and flexible curriculum in new E-Learning programs becomes need of hour. The impact of socializing influence of these E-Learning programs should be properly exploited to motivate and inspire the rural target groups. The benefits of E-learning then become extensive and soon integrate with the needs of the lower strata of the society in order for achieving a rapid social transformation in the lives of the farmers, vocational groups, artisans and small income self help groups comprising women, girls and physically challenged. The paper suggests a number of new generation E-Learning programs as strategies of development communication with a promise of high returns for the industry for its investment in these programs with socially relevant messages and media convergence.


KEYWORDS: E-Learning, E-Commerce, E-marketing, E-bay, E-business, One-on-One Communication, Mediated Communication, Media Convergence, Internet Banking, Online Trading, Futures Trading.

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