1. Computer Managed Learning (CML) -or- Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) – The computer manages and assesses the student’s learning process and completion of course objects.
2. Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) -or- Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) – Text, graphics, sound, video, and quizzes are used to enhance active learning through an interactive learning experience.
3. Synchronous Online Learning – Groups of students participate at the same time in the learning activities. It’s currently the most popular and fastest growing type of eLearning.
4. Asynchronous Online Learning – Groups of students have the flexibility to study independently and at their own pace.
5. Fixed eLearning – Course materials and contents are fixed and don’t change or adapt to the student’s preferences.
6. Adaptive eLearning – New and innovative laboratory-based instructional techniques uses student performance, goals, abilities, skills, and characteristics to adapt and redesign the learning materials for each learner.
7. Linear eLearning – This one-way method of passing training materials from the sender to the receiver is very limiting and is becoming less relevant.
8. Interactive Online Learning – This two-way communication channel allows teachers and students to be senders and receivers and communicate more freely with one another.
9. Individual Online Learning – The student studies the learning materials independently and is expected to meet the goals on their own.
10. Collaborative Online Learning – Multiple students work together as a group to achieve their common learning objectives.