E-Learning Law and Legal Definition

E-learning is the network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning uses electronic applications and processes for learning. Electronics applications in e-learning include web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Learning materials are delivered through internet; audio or video tape; satellite TV; and CD-ROM. E-learning overcomes timing, attendance and travel difficulties.

There are two primary types of e-learning courses: synchronous courses and asynchronous courses. Synchronous distance learning occurs when the teacher and pupils interact in different places during the same time. Asynchronous distance learning occurs when the teacher and the pupils interact in different places during different times.