What is E-Learning Design?
E-learning (or eLearning) is the use of electronic media & information and communication technologies in education. It includes numerous types of media that deliver text, audio, images, animation, and streaming video, and includes technology applications and processes such as audio or video tape, satellite TV, CD-ROM, and computer-based learning, as well as local intranet/extranet and web-based learning.
eLearning can occur in or out of the classroom. It can be self-paced, asynchronous learning or may be instructor-led, synchronous learning. eLearning is suited to distance learning and flexible learning, but it can also be used in conjunction with face-to-face teaching, in which case the term blended learning is commonly used.
eLearning is inclusive of and is broadly synonymous with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning, computer-based instruction, computer-based training, computer-assisted instruction or computer aided instruction, internet-based training, web-based training, online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments, m-learning, and digital educational collaboration. These alternative names emphasize a particular aspect, component or delivery method. More...