E-learning, or electronic learning, is learning through digital means like learning using a computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. Also the use of classical lessons that are being managed though a learning management system is e-learning.
E-learning allows for more integration of different media than with traditional learning. Besides texts and illustrations you can also use two- and three dimensional animations, videos, and links to other information on the Internet. Als the use of Serious Games is e-learning.
E-learning or blended learning?
Another form of learning is blended learning. Blended learning is a combination of different types of learning; you can for example combine traditional classical sessions with other types of e-learning; in that case you could combine teaching theorie using e-learning and have face-to-face practise sessions . Or you could combine different types of e-learning and call this blended learning.