Despite the importance of e-learning on education it is not properly addressed in academic literature. This study thus endeavors to fill the gap by integrating different aspects of e-learning and education. A good number of prior studies are reviewed in order to prepare this study. The study explores the crucial role of e-learning on education. E-learning is combining education with information and communication technology (ICT) to make it more convenient to the learners. By the 90s, many online courses became available and eventually, in the 2000s many firms introduced e-learning in training their employees. Since then it has been acknowledged by both educators and trainers as a way for providing the learners with a better quality of education. Particularly e-learning exists as three types: asynchronous training, synchronous training and blended training. All of these forms of e-learning are reliable and their use depends on the learners’ needs. Learners, educators and trainers find e-learning more accessible, more affordable, more cost effective compared to traditional learning. After judging the advantages, it is indubitable that e-learning has the potentials to improve the quality of education in Bangladesh greatly. Recently Government of Bangladesh along with some non-governmental organizations has taken initiative to amalgamate ICT into its education sector, which if successfully implemented can meet many of the challenges faced by the education sector of Bangladesh. The study extends a direction for new research specifically in the context of developing countries like Bangladesh and suggests using e-learning for the development of education sector.
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Debodip Chowdhury. Role of E-Learning on Education: A Review of Literature. Asian Journal of Management. 2019; 10(3): 273-278. doi: 10.5958/2321-5763.2019.00042.8