What is E-Learning

A brief introduction to E-learning for those who are new to e-learning.

E-Learning is not a new concept. Earlier it might have been called web-based training, or online learning, or computer-based training.

A good, broad way to think about e-learning is as the use of a structured technology system to deliver educational or training content to learners.

This article will focus on e-learning course development and content authoring, and then explore what it is, why it’s valuable, and much more. So if you’re interested in finding out more about e-learning in general, you’ve come to the right place. Read on!

How Do We Define E-Learning?

Any content that is delivered using electronic media using a structured solution can be defined as E-Learning.

Why Is E-Learning Important?

E-learning offers many benefits that more traditional learning options, such as in person training doesn't provide. For example, e-learning can be asynchronous and learnt at the pace of each individual user. It can also be delivered in a synchronized fashion.

With e-learning tools, learning can take place at anytime and everyone can go at their own pace. They can take their time to learn what they need to know, when they need to know it.

However, more synchronous e-learning is now being offered through web conferencing and chat options. The great thing about e-learning is it gives you the option to do one, or both. has a global reach: E-learning can simply be placed online and easily accessed by people around the world. There is no need for travel or meetings that force distributed teams to work together regardless of the timezones.

E-Learning tools can work on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. This means e-learning courses can be learnt on the go, at the convenience of the users.

E-learning authoring software is so easy to use that anyone can create, publish, and share a course within a few hours, allowing you to provide people with resources and training they can access right when they need it.

With e-learning, you can develop a course that can be distributed to thousands of users instantly.

All of the above factors result in significant cost savings.
E-learning can be an extremely valuable asset to your organization.

E-Learning Resources

Some e-learning resources to help jumpstart your L&D effort.