E-learning refers to the use of electronic media and information and communication technologies (ICT) in education. E-learning is broadly inclusive of all forms of educational technology in learning and teaching.
E-learning is inclusive of, and is broadly synonymous with multimedia learning, technology-enhanced learning (TEL),
computer-based instruction (CBI), computer-based training (CBT), computer-assisted instruction or computer-aided instruction (CAI),
internet-based training (IBT), web-based training (WBT), online education, virtual education, virtual learning environments (VLE)
(which are also called learning platforms), m-learning, and digital educational collaboration.
These alternative names emphasize a particular aspect, component or delivery method.