What is e-Learning?
e-Learning is a broad definition of the field of using technology to deliver
learning and training programs. It is typically used to describe media
such as CD-ROM, Internet, Intranet, wireless and mobile learning. Some
include Knowledge Management as a form of e-learning. The term evolved
from "Internet based Training" in 1995, then "Web-based
Training" (to clarify that delivery could be on the Inter- or Intra-net),
then "Online Learning" and finally e-learning, adopting the
fashionable use of "e-" during the dot com boom.
How does e-Learning work?
Training programs are a major organizational commitment by any standards.
Aside from supplying high quality content, the online data collection
system allows corporations to keep track of their training programs and
also allows for simple content updates and course routing.
The training programs are divided into subjects, and within each subject
there are a varying number of modules which should be completed by each
student. The application is able to monitor each student and their progress
per subject, maintaining records for future retrieval and analysis.
Upon completion of all modules within a subject area a pre-configured
certificate is printed, including name and position of student, and name
of course completed. This certificate can be customized to include corporate
identity, names and positions of key management with a space for signature,
and other adaptations as necessary. If required, authorized signatures
can be scanned onto the certificate as well.