Virtual Classrooms, Actual Education

April 1, 2004

Scholars split hairs in defining those terms, but, in essence, they all refer to the same thing: education delivered electronically. E-learning can involve audio or videotapes, CD-ROMs and DVDs, videoconferencing, e-mail, live chat, and, increasingly, sophisticated use of the Web. Learning may happen synchronously — that is, in real time — or asynchronously , meaning students do coursework at their own convenience.

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