Christ University, Bengaluru
Blending the old with the new through technology – Sanskrit and E –Learning
A new method of learning using technology has been in vogue since quite some time now. Called E – learning, this new technique which resorts to electronic educational technology is all set to revolutionize the traditional methods of learning. With access to technologies that not only provide the texts to learn but also audio and video, simulation and collaboration with trainers in different places of the world, the World Wide Web opens up a fascinating learning space, with the possibility of training even through mobiles and androids, in due course. Language learning requires a passion and a concerted effort. Through the use of the multimedia, learning becomes easier as learners can acquire knowledge sitting in the comfort of their homes. Used in the class, it not only allows for individual learning and evaluation of the learner with texts in audio /video format but gives trainers the possibility to support learners by connecting with others in different countries across the globe, making language learning a delight. This paper looks at how the learning of the ancient language Sanskrit can be enhanced through the new approaches offered by educational technology.
Key words: E -learning, multimedia, technology, language learning, Sanskrit