1. E-learning most often means an approach to facilitate and enhance learning through the use of devices based on computer and communications technology.

  2. Such  devices would include personal computers, CDROMs, Digital Television, P.D.A.s and Mobile Phones.

  3. Communications technology enables the use of the internet, email, discussion forums, and collaborative software.


  1. may also be used to support distance learning through the use of WANs (Wide area networks).

  2. E-learning may also be considered to be a form of flexible learning where just-in-time learning is possible.


  1. E-learning is learning facilitated and supported through the use of information and communications technology.

  2. E-learning can cover a spectrum of activities from supported learning, to blended learning (the combination of traditional and e-learning practices), to learning that is entirely online.


  1. Education offered using electronic delivery methods such as CD-ROMs, video conferencing, websites and e-mail.


  1. learning that is accomplished over the internet, a computer network, via CD-ROM, interactive TV, or satellite broadcast.


  1. A key issue in pedagogy is individualization, ie, adapting the teaching to the needs of various learners.

  2. In many cases, however, IT supported education has so far focussed most on porting existing courses with traditional teaching methods onto the web, just making non-individualized teaching even more widely available.

  3. The semantic web has potential regarding the creation of more intelligent e-learning applications, providing individualization without a prohibitive increase in man-power.


  1. Learning activities based on any electronic format.


  3. A process that facilitates education using a network (Internet, LAN or WAN).


  1. Learning that is facilitated by the use of digital tools and content.

  2. Typically, it involves some form of interactivity, which may include online interaction between the learner and their teacher or peers.


  1. Any technologically mediated learning using computers whether from a distance or in face to face classroom setting (computer assisted learning).


  1. Software created to teach the user new skills and delivered using web technology and methods.


  1. Covers a wide set of applications and processes such as web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration.

  2. It includes the delivery of content via internet, intranet/extranet, audio and videotape, satellite, and CD-ROM.

  3. However, many organizations only consider it as a network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge.


  1. Computer-assisted training where the instructor and participants are involved in the course, class or lesson at the same time (synchronized).

  2. Web conferencing is an example of synchronous e-learning.

  3. Participants can log on with a trainer and interact with participants at multiple facilities or locations.

  4. Using LCD projectors and conference telephones, the audience of a web conference can be increased to include many staff at any location.


  1. Computer-assisted training where the instructor and participants are involved in the course, class or lesson at different times (not sychronized, or ansychronous).

  2. Examples include job aids and programs on a shared drive, web-based training (WBT), electronic bulletin boards, blogs, and email listservs.

  3. Asynchronous methods allow participants to access training materials even when other students and/or the instructor are not present.  


  1. Electronic classroom (Internet) - a personal, password-protected, electronic account that provides access to email and a variety of Web services including filtered web browsing, chat, forums, list services and web publishing.


  1. The delivery of a learning, training or education program by electronic means.

  2. e-Learning involves the use of a computer or electronic device to provide training, educational or learning material.


  1. training or learning that takes place via the web.

  2. Training programmes can be conducted partially or fully using the Internet.