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e-learning

[ee-lur-ning] /ˈiˌlɜr nɪŋ/
noun
2.
computer-based learning:
E-learning encompasses skills practice, research, and communication.
adjective
3.
of or relating to e-learning: e-learning tools;
e-learning software.
Origin of e-learning
2000-2005
2000-05; e-2 (electronic) + learning

distance learning

noun
1.
education in which students receive instruction over the Internet, from a video, etc., instead of going to school.
Also called distance education, e-learning.
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British Dictionary definitions for e-learning

e-learning

noun
1.
an internet-based teaching system
Word Origin
C20: electronic learning

distance learning

noun
1.
a teaching system consisting of video, audio, and written material designed for a person to use in studying a subject at home
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Contemporary definitions for e-learning
noun

electronic learning; the process of learning online, esp. via the Internet and email

Word Origin

1997

Usage Note

e-learner, n

noun

an educational system, often postgraduate, in which students have minimal or no residency at the institution itself; also called [distance education], correspondence course

Examples

Electronic media have pretty much replaced correspondence for distance learning.

See telelearning

Word Origin

1972-77

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