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Definition: e-Learning is a term for using the Web to learn about a particular topic. This could include online forums, lessons delivered via email, video tutorials, audio instruction, etc.

Many colleges and universities offer the option of taking classes via a digital e-Learning format. You can search the Web for online lessons on virtually any subject you can think of, delivered in a variety of ways via the Internet. Here are three examples of a topic taught in an e-Learning format:

Also Known As: Web-based learning
Alternate Spellings: eLearning, elearning
"I learned how to speak French via an e-Learning course."

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