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E-Learning Fundamentals by Diane Elkins, Desiree Pinder

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WHAT IS E-LEARNING?

Have you ever learned how to do something from a YouTube video? Ever found an answer to a question from Wikipedia or a discussion forum? Any time you learn something from an electronic source, that is e-learning—electronic learning.

In a more formal sense (and for the purposes of this book), e-learning is any course or structured learning event that uses an electronic medium to meet its objectives. It can have many of the same elements of more traditional learning (text, audio, tests, homework), but a computer is used to meet or enhance the learning objectives.

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