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e-learning

[ee-lur-ning]
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noun
  1. distance learning.
  2. computer-based learning: E-learning encompasses skills practice, research, and communication.
adjective
  1. of or relating to e-learning: e-learning tools; e-learning software.

Origin of e-learning

2000–05; e-2 (electronic) + learning

Word story

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: e lectronic 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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