Types of e-Learning

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:

 

Print E-Learning Basics
  • e-text
  • textbooks
  • e-zines
Video E-Learning Basics  
  • streaming video
  • video tape
  • satellite transmission
  • cable
Audio E-Learning Basics
  • streaming audio
  • audio tape
Review and Exams E-Learning Basics
  • electronic
  • interactive
  • paper
Communication E-Learning Basics    Asynchronous
  • email
  • listservs
  • threaded discussion, weblogs
  • forums
   Synchronous
  • chat
  • videoconferencing
  • teleconferencing