There is no uniform definition yet. In general, e-learning (electronic learning) is understood to mean teaching and learning using electronic media. In addition to "e-learning", there are other terms such as computer-based learning, online learning, multimedia learning, etc.
E-learning links teaching and learning processes with information and communication technologies (ICT). Teaching and learning content is transmitted using computers. Forms of e-learning are local learning as computer-based training (“offline”) and network-based learning as web-based training (“online”).
In recent years, e-learning has become a great promise for the economy and the education system. The main reason for this is the rapid spread of new ICT technologies both in the workplace and in the private sphere. In contrast to forms of so-called classroom teaching - such as classic frontal teaching - e-learning is based exclusively on electronic media.
The fact that computers and the Internet are now used as a matter of course suggests that these new technologies will increasingly be used for professional and company training in the future.

See also:
E-business; knowledge management; key competencies; further training
Reference to QET guidelines:
Q17 Learning organisation; E16 Education and training; T13 ICT
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