The cost of e-learning is declining. As such, the demand for e-learning continues to rise. More and more educational institutes and companies are integrating e-learning into their infrastructure.
What exactly IS e-learning?
E-learning has been defined a few different ways. It is sometimes referred to as distance learning. But it can be so much more than that. Any form of learning that is supported any way electronically can be considered e-learning. However, today it is most commonly thought of in terms of distance learning through the use of the internet and involving tools like social media. But even instructor led learning can incorporate some form of e-learning. Thus, learning does not have to occur from a distance or behind a computer to be officially considered e-learning.
There are a few acronyms that have been uses synonymously with e-learning. These include, and are not limited to, WBT (web-based training) and CBT (computer-based training).
E-learning is not limited to a K-12 or college setting. Many corporations have adopted it as a way to keep their employees informed and also to educate them as well as their customers. It is also a way for companies to provide ongoing training to employees who are spread out regionally, nationally, and/or globally.
It looks like e-learning is here to stay for a while. To learn more about how Cox eLearning Consultants has been helping corporations in the e-learning industry, please browse our website or give us a call!