Learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet. eLearning programs can vary in nature and design. eLearning is also referred to as computer-based training, web-based training, and online learning. eLearning offers results that are quick, effective and offer higher retention rates than traditional training methods alone.

eLearning increases retention rates by delivering training in small increments. Not only are retention rates more than 50 percent higher with proper eLearning, but the learning curve flattens. Because there’s no back-and-forth between students and instructors and no classroom antics and diversions, eLearning can cover up to five times the material presented in the classroom while increasing retention rates.