E-learning (or eLearning) is the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching.
Conceptually, e-learning is broadly synonymous with instructional technology, information and communication technology (ICT) in education, EdTech, learning technology, multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL), computer-based instruction (CBI), computer managed instruction, computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI), internet-based training (IBT), flexible learning, web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE) (which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital education.In usage, all of these terms appear in articles and reviews; the term “e-learning” is used frequently, but is variously and imprecisely defined and applied.
These alternative terms are all linguistically more restrictive than “educational technology” in that they refer to the use of modern tools, such as computers, digital technology, electronic media, networked digital devices and associated software and courseware with learning scenarios, worksheets and interactive exercises that facilitate learning. However, these alternative names individually emphasize a particular digitization approach, component or delivery method. Accordingly, each conflates to the broad domain of educational technology. For example, m-learningemphasizes mobility, but is otherwise indistinguishable in principle from educational technology. And we St Antony’s College use this facility for the betterment of our students.