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The term e-learning defines online learning courses that exist today in areas as diverse as industrial, gastronomic or foreign languages. Its practicality and, above all, its flexible hours make them a successful alternative to face courses.
It is a new concept of distance education that integrates the use of information technologies and other teaching aids for education, training and education of users or students online. In an environment of e-Learning educational institution should provide information whether text, multimedia, video and audio through a web site usually restricted. At the beginning use various tools and media like the Internet, intranets, CD-ROM, multimedia productions (texts, images, audio, video, etc.).

It is based on three fundamental criteria:

  • The e-learning works in network, making it able to be instantly updated, stored, retrieved, distributed, and enabling the sharing instructions or information.
  • It is delivered to the user through the use of computers using standard Internet technology.
  • It focuses on the broader vision of learning that go beyond the traditional paradigms of training.

Main advantages.

  • Cost reduction to give courses to more number of participants in the traditional classroom.
  • Saving on seminars and training in highly decentralized companies such as banks.
  • Flexible schedules, enabling students to make their own course schedule.
  • The courses generate interaction through discussion forums and other means of participation, that manage to provoke the student interest.

Support for this new concept of education are the NTIC (New Technologies of Information and Communication) they comprise the set of tools related to the transmission, processing and storing digitalized information, such as the set of processes and products from new tools (hardware and software), for use in teaching.

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