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Elearning in Education: An Overview

, Bloomsburg University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-44-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


Elearning, as used in this paper refers to the use of Internet technologies to deliver instruction. This objective of this paper will be to examine the development of distance education from interactive video and computer-based courses to web-based instruction. The primary level of Elearning that this paper will address is the use of web-based courses where 50% or more of the classes are online. Current Elearning successes and failures in universities and public schools will be discussed. The paper will also address issues and problems associated with the implementation of Elearning.
Although the paper is examining the role of Elearning in Education, some comparisons will be made with the business world. Rubrics will be presented for implementing and evaluating Elearning courses and future trends in Elearning will be examined. Following is an outline of topics:

Definition of Elearning Levels of Elearning Historical development of Elearning Present practices in Elearning Advantages and disadvantages of Elearning Technical considerations of Elearning Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Elearning Elearning issues Evaluation of Elearning Future of Elearning


Pastore, R. (2002). Elearning in Education: An Overview. In D. Willis, J. Price & N. Davis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2002--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 275-276). Nashville, Tennessee, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 27, 2019 from .



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