Also known as online education, eLearning refers to a learning experience that is exclusively online.

Online courses are typically asynchronous (in terms of Coldeway’s quadrants, this is the DT-DP type of distance learning). Live meetings (whether face-to-face or online) are typically used for orientations, capstone events, and proctored exams.

eLearning quality can be measured by the:

For ideas with actively engaging students in eLearning, please see the NDLW – Learner Engagement in eLearning article.

See also: distance learning, face-to-face, web-enhanced, and hybrid.

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