E-learning

E-learning refers to a learning system that we can obtain through the internet using an electronic device. We also call it online learning or online education. The ‘E’ in E-learning stands for ‘Electronic.’ Hence, the original term ‘electronic learning.’
The term may also refer to a network that can provide knowledge and skills to one or more individuals. The network can provide the knowledge or skills either to everyone simultaneously or individually.

E-learning platforms

People can do an online course via a wide variety of different platforms, such as:

  1. MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses), e.g. Coursera or Futurelearn.
  2. Virtual learning environment (VLE), such as Learn or Blackboard.
  3. Video streaming services, such as YouTube.
  4. Virtual instructor-led training (VILT), e.g. WebEx or webinars.
  5. Discussion boards.
  6. Forums.
  7. Podcasts.