Online training materials are a crucial component of eLearning. These training materials can be audio or video and include multiple-choice options. These materials are meant to be used at your own pace.

eLearning presents both students and instructors with an approach to learning that differs greatly from the face-to-face sessions they are used to. Elearning and instructional layout is to meet the needs of those individuals looking to develop a specific skill. 

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eLearning should not be seen as a 'one size fits all solution. Because eLearning is more individual-centric rather than instructor-centered, an adequately experienced trainer can modify and adapt what they deliver, as they deliver it, to give extra help to those who need it.

eLearning is not just the use of PowerPoint slides or transposed instructional manuals. It is a method that utilizes a full range of the available technologies to facilitate learning. This method of learning utilizes computer networks to deliver learning content.

Most importantly this approach enables interaction at all levels – between student and student, student and curriculum material, and student and instructor. This generally makes the learning process more fruitful from both teacher and student perspectives.

eLearning is about a whole different approach to education as compared to more traditional methods. It places the student firmly at the center of their own learning and gives them much more control of the content and pace of learning.