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Definition: e-learning

(Electronic-LEARNING) Education and training via computer. E-learning is administered over the public Internet, private teaching networks as well as in-house via the local network. See e-learning terminology.

In the 21st century, e-learning has become as widespread as the classroom. Both free, as well as paid, college and university curricula are available in nearly every subject. During the COVID-19 pandemic, high schools and colleges quickly moved to e-learning. It was fortunate that videoconferencing and video-based teaching services were already in place and that many students had the required hardware in their possession.

Unfortunately, not every student has a computer and Internet access, which has caused even more problems (see technology gap). See MOOC and CBT.