E-Learning is defined as all forms of electronic supported learning and Teaching, and aim to effect the construction of knowledge with reference to individual experience, practice and knowledge of the learner. Information Communication Systems, whether networked or not, serve as specific media to implement the learning process.
E-learning is essentially the computer and network enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning refers to using electronic applications and processes to learn. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classrooms and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, Intranet/Internet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM, Media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.
Acronyms like CBT (Computer-Based Training), or WBT (Web-Based Training) have been used as synonyms to E-Learning. Today one can will still find these terms being used, along with variations of E-learning such as E-Learning, Elearning, and eLearning.