Date Added: May 2009
E-learning is referred to the use of networked information and communications technology in designing, delivering, selecting and extending learning. It is the convergence of learning and the Internet. The universalisation of education has become the top priority, especially for the developing countries. But the extension of quality education to remote and rural regions becomes a Herculean task for a large country like India with multilingual population separated by vast geographical distances. Satellites can establish the connectivity between urban educational institutions with adequate infrastructure imparting quality education and the large number of rural and semi-urban educational institutions that lack the necessary infrastructure.