Friday, March 27, 2009


Broadly speaking, e-learning is education through using the Internet, a computer network or a stand-alone computer. Specifically, e-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Content may be delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, CD-ROM and satellite TV.
There are many advantages of e-learning over traditional classroom training, including:
Time savings.
Savings on travel costs.
Convenience— flexibility in time, location, etc.
As with all new technology, there are disadvantages as well, including:
The challenge of vendor selection.
Product cost.
Matching training courses with the organization’s existing technology.
Cost of purchasing new technology.
Cost of adding staff to handle the technology.