What is e-learning?E-learning uses electronic media, content and communication methods to disseminate education. E-learning includes all forms of educational technology in teaching. E-learning includes, and is similar to multimedia learning, and computer-based instruction (CBI). Other terms that refer to e-learning are:
- computer-based training (CBT),
- computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI),
- internet-based training (IBT),
- web-based training (WBT),
- online education,
- virtual education,
- virtual learning environments (VLE),
- m-learning, and
- digital educational collaboration.
Online or e-learning provide lessons using various types of media to deliver text, audio, animation, images, and video. These can be delivered over a number of transmission methods including: tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, and computer-based, as well as local intranet and web-based training.
Because of the delivery modality, e-learning can happen in a classroom, at home, in the office, or via you smart phone. Because it is asychronous it is inherently self-paced, or it may be instructor-led, synchronous learning. E-learning is flexible, but it can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.
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