GC: n

CT: Understanding eLearning is simple. eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. In most cases, it refers to a course, program or degree delivered completely online.
There are many terms used to describe learning that is delivered online, via the internet, ranging from Distance Education, to computerized electronic learning, online learning, internet learning and many others. We define eLearning as courses that are specifically delivered via the internet to somewhere other than the classroom where the professor is teaching. It is not a course delivered via a DVD or CD-ROM, video tape or over a television channel. It is interactive in that you can also communicate with your teachers, professors or other students in your class. Sometimes it is delivered live, where you can “electronically” raise your hand and interact in real time and sometimes it is a lecture that has been prerecorded. There is always a teacher or professor interacting /communicating with you and grading your participation, your assignments and your tests.

S: http://www.elearningnc.gov/about_elearning/what_is_elearning/ (last access: 31 December 2014)

N: 1. e-: the later Romans evidently found words beginning in sc-, sp-, st- difficult or unpleasant to pronounce; in Late Latin forms begin to emerge in i- (such as ispatium, ispiritu), and from 5c. this shifted to e-. The development was carried into the Romanic languages, especially Old French, and the French words were modified further after 15c. by natural loss of -s- (the suppression being marked by an acute accent on the e-), while in other cases the word was formally corrected back to the Latin spelling (for example spécial). Hence French état for Old French estat for Latin status, etc. It also affected Romanic borrowings from Germanic (such as espy, eschew).
learning (n): Old English leornung “study, action of acquiring knowledge,” verbal noun from leornian (see learn). Meaning “knowledge acquired by systematic study, extensive literary and scientific culture” is from mid-14c. Learning curve attested by 1907.
2. Quite simply, e-learning is electronic learning, and typically this means using a computer to deliver part or all of a course, whether it is in a school, part of your mandatory business training or a full distance learning course.
In the early days it received a bad press, as many people thought bringing computers into the classroom would remove that human element that some learners need, but as time has progressed technology has developed, and now we embrace smartphones and tablets in the classroom and office, as well as using a wealth of interactive designs that makes distance learning not only engaging for the users, but valuable as a lesson delivery medium.
Building partnerships with quality training providers, and combining this with a dedicated experienced technical team and support staff.

S: 1. OED – http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=e-learning (last access: 20 June 2017). 2. http://www.virtual-college.co.uk/elearning/elearning.aspx (last access: 31 December 2014).

GV: eLearning

S: http://www.elearningnc.gov/about_elearning/what_is_elearning/ (last access: 31 December 2014)

SYN: online learning, on-line learning, virtual learning, cyberlearning.

S: GDT – http://www.granddictionnaire.com/ficheOqlf.aspx?Id_Fiche=8872865 (last access: 31 December 2014)

CR: computer science, deep learning, machine learning, virtual personal assistant.