eLearning. "e"learning. However you write it, definitions
With good design and delivery, eLearning does all these things. But, at its heart, it is, simply, learning. Too bad most interpretations focus on the technology (the "e") and not on the learning.
eLearning has to keep the people it's designed for in mind. How do we learn? How do we acquire and retain skills and information to help us develop? Only when we address individual learning styles can the "e" in eLearning factor in. Then the technical side -- the electronic delivery -- can be adapted to the learner.
Maybe the "e" should actually follow the word "learning." However you type it, eLearning will alter the marketplace.
Want more? E-Learner.com explains what is e-Learning, how does it work, and some of the terms you'll find when you take eLearning courses.
Even more? What is E-Learning? (from HowStuffWorks) explains what it is and how it works.