A structured, purposeful use of electronic systems or
computers in support of the learning process.
Refer to a wide set of applications and processes, such
as Web-based learning, computer-based learning,
virtual classrooms, and digital collaboration. It includes
the delivery of content via Internet, intranet/extranet
(LAN/WAN), audio- and videotape, satellite, broadcast, interactive
TV, and CD-ROM.
American Society of Training and Development (2001)
Good E-Learning Is Not:
Reading on a computer.
documents for reading. Electronic page turning.
High quality e-learning material constitutes the following
High levels of interactivity
and animations Video, audio and
other multimedia Integration with
classroom based learning or provision of support
...materials e.g. PDF documents
with access to tutors or fellow e-learners A web-based learning
management system for user progress tracking
E-Learning will only be successful if it is:
to established learning principles Engaging and fun
to do Motivational Highly interactive
Easy to use