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ASTD Hand Book for Workplace Learning Professionals by Elaine Biech

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aSectionV What Is the Meaning of the e in e-Learning?
Luminary Perspective Elliott Masie

In This Chapter

  • Learn the history of e-learning
  • Learn new meanings for the e in e-learning

The small letter e at the start of the term of e-learning has a rich history, a varied set of meanings, and a quite fascinating future.

Almost every week, someone asks me what the e in e-learning represents. The simple answer is "electronic"—as in using the tools of the electronic age—from personal computers (PCs) to the Internet—for learning. But that is just the start of a more interesting response. Let's embrace the e and explore how it has changed learning ...

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