In common parlance, Computer Based Training (CBT), e-learning and online learning are used synonymously. More specifically, online learning may be considered a subset of e-learning, in which all the course content is delivered through a network, typically the Internet or some form of LAN/WAN. Online learning is a newly developed mode of learning that has many advantages: its courseware is highly selective and modular; its courseware gets updated at a faster pace compared to offline courses; usually it is cheaper than classroom courses; it is almost as effective as normal classes; one can study at any time, and anywhere (network and terminal should be available at all such places); usually courses get preference in some industries; the courses can be finished much faster; the courses cater to a much wider choice of subjects; etc.
Due to its many attendant advantages, many people are joining online learning and training courses. Employers are putting their employees to such courses, as they are great time and cost saver, and increase efficiency. Many people are updating their obsolescent skill sets through online courses. To cater to this market, dozens of institutions – ranging from brick-n-mortar universities, to online-only colleges, to certification vendors – are offering various courses. Before joining any course it is always better to verify the objectives and the courseware of a course, recognition of the certification and the institution, etc, so that one does not become a victim of online fraud.
In this section of 01webdirectory, we provide you with a list of various institutions and vendors offering online learning and training resources.