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What is e-learning: The Basics of Online Learning (Infographic)

In use for over than a decade, the term “e-learning” describes a range of information technologies. Used in schools and corporations for education and training.

E-learning is an approach to administering education and training through the use of modern technology. Videoconferencing, shared chat, and digital course materials make it possible for entire classes to work in the cloud rather than in a lecture hall.

In this infographic we explore the two common types of distance learning and how they can be implemented at organizations.

Asynchronous e-learning

Asynchronous e-learning occurs when students begin and complete a training course at different times, according to their own schedule.

Common features of this type of online learning include; Message boards, Discussion groups and Self Paced Courses.

Synchronous online learning

Students remotely enroll in classes with particular intervals. Courses and classes have to be attended/completed according to a specific schedule.

Common features of this type of online learning include; Shared Whiteboard, Virtual Classrooms and Scheduled Online Examinations.

In general courses are hosted in the cloud. Courses are attended by students all over the world. Some courses are hosted on internal networks. These courses can only be accessed by students via an internal network, for example employees in a particular office.

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What is e-learning: The Basics of Online Learning (Infographic)

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