Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
electronic learning

Short for electronic learning, e-learning (or eLearning) is a term that describes the process of acquiring knowledge via the use of a computer and the Internet, intranet, or extranet. The multimedia may include streaming video, audio recordings, videoconferencing using a webcam, and even virtual worlds, such as Second Life. It is commonly self-paced but can be led by an instructor as well.

A great example of e-learning is online classes offered by a university; which are ideal for people who desire an education, but are not close to campus.

Computer acronyms, E-, Extranet, Internet terms, Intranet, Online, Training