Snapshot: An introduction to e-learning.
e-learning can also be referred to as online learning as it involves the internet or sometimes as digital learning as it uses technology and tools in many different forms.
Some believe that e-learning also includes m-learning (mobile learning). In simple terms, m-learning can happen where participants have a portable, mobile, handheld device which can connect to the internet. However, some researchers and academics view m-learning as a separate category in its own right.
The video opposite looks at what e-learning means at King's College London.
Start with the JISC materials on e-learning:
This JISC RSC guide looks at the defining common terms:
Read David Newton's article on what is means to be involved in e-learning in HE:
Amy Collier discusses open online learning in the TED video opposite>