Types of e-Learning

By September 8, 2013 No Comments

e-Learning is comes in many variations and often a combination of the following:

  • Purely online – no face-to-face meetings
  • Blended Learning – combination of online and face-to-face
  • Synchronous
  • Asynchronous
  • Instructor-led group
  • Self-study
  • Self-study with subject matter expert
  • Web-based
  • Computer-based (CD-ROM)
  • Video/audio tape

Delivery Methods

e-Learning is done over the WORLD WIDE WEB or by CD-ROM, and some variations (distance learning) incorporate traditional media. Here are common delivery methods used in e-Learning:


  • e-text
  • textbooks
  • e-zines


  • streaming video
  • video tape
  • satellite transmission
  • cable


  • streaming audio
  • audio tape

Review and Exams

  • electronic
  • interactive
  • paper

Communication Asynchronous

  • email
  • listservs
  • threaded discussion, weblogs
  • forums

  Communication Synchronous

  • chat
  • videoconferencing
  • teleconferencing



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