e-learning


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e-learning

(Electronic-LEARNING) An umbrella term for providing online computer instruction (courseware) over the public Internet, private distance learning networks or inhouse via an intranet.

In the 21st century, online education has become as significant as being in the classroom. Both free as well as paid college and university curricula are available in nearly every subject. See MOOC and CBT.
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In support of the e-Japan initiative, Article 25 of the University Establishments Standards of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)--the framework governing e-learning in post-secondary education in Japan--has been revised several times over the last few years.
While large corporations across North America are increasing their connectivity through e-learning, owners of small- and medium-sized businesses may be hesitant to allow their employees time during the workday to take a course online when they could be making sales calls.
Yano Research Institute estimates that the corporate Japan e-learning market reached 1,350 billion yen in 2004, representing a 41.