Simply, e-learning is training provided via a computer or other digital device, allowing technology to facilitate learning anytime, anywhere. Elearning takes many different forms Active learning, Bite-size learning, Blended learning, Distance learning, Online training, Rapid e-learning.

Importance of e-learning

Overall, traditional learning is expensive, takes a long time and the results can vary. The importance of e-learning is now a given fact and it can offer an alternative that is much faster, cheaper and potentially better. In the fast-paced world of e-learning, the available technologies to make a course new and exciting are always changing, and course content can and should be updated quickly to give students the very latest information. This is especially important if the e-learning training is being given to employees in a sector where keeping up-to-date on industry developments is of the utmost importance. This is one of the reasons why many schools are now offering training via e-learning other reasons include low costs and the ability for students to study in their own time and place.