e-learning

[ ee-lur-ning ]
/ ˈiˌlɜr nɪŋ /

noun

computer-based learning: E-learning encompasses skills practice, research, and communication.

adjective

of or relating to e-learning: e-learning tools; e-learning software.

Origin of e-learning

2000–05; e-2 (electronic) + learning

Word story

Definition for e-learning (2 of 2)

distance learning


noun

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 (1 of 2)

e-learning


noun

an internet-based teaching system

Word Origin for e-learning

C20: e lectronic learning

British Dictionary definitions for e-learning (2 of 2)

distance learning


noun

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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