While the term “e-learning” has been thrown around quite a lot in recent years, many are still unaware of what it actually means and how it can help them achieve success in both their professional and personal lives. This short e-book aims to provide an introductory level overview of the e-learning field for those people.
This e-book is divided into five main topics. The first topic sets the case for e-learning by dealing with subjects such as its history, its advantages and any drawbacks, and whether it can actually lead to learning. The second topic describes important types of learning tools that are available today. The third topic deals with the characteristics of online courses and how one can create successful learning communities. The fourth topic is about emerging learning trends. Here we explain themes such as micro-learning and gamification. And the final topic describes the application of e-learning in different industries.