Facts About E-Learning



You may have heard the term thrown around while surfing on the Internet or by a co-worker who was or is thinking about going back to school to complete a degree or to receive a secondary degree. You may have even heard or seen some universities or colleges that now offer some type of e-learning for their students.

But what is e-learning? How did e-learning begin? Who uses e-learning? Why has it made such an impact? Discover some facts about e-learning and how it relates to that of distance learning.

Facts About E-Learning

So what is e-learning? E-learning is essentially a way in which students and teachers are able to come together via technology. It stands for electronic learning and one might think that this is a new concept that has only emerged during our continued use and growth with that of the World Wide Web.

However, e-learning is not the first type of distance learning that has been around.

How did e-learning begin?

E-learning is itself a type of distance learning. Distance learning is the ability for students to receive education without needing to be within a school's classrooms, by use of receiving mail, CDs, DVDs, tapes, and recording in order to learn the chosen subject. Language software, such as the Rosetta Stone, could be considered a type of distance learning, as users are being taught a subject without the need to be enrolled or attending that of a traditional classroom.