e-Learning or eLearning is an internet-based learning-instructional system. It combines electronic connection(s) (the internet) with topic absorption, i.e. acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities. It is also sometimes called distance learning, where students, employees or other groups of people may remotely access information via log-in or freely use reference materials. With the very rapid growth of human knowledge (see Knowledge Growth), e-learning has become critically important for professionals, employees and students to get the latest information in their respective fields while absorbing information at the highest possible rate along with the most in-depth information available and with targeted, sometimes generalized-field-based knowledge.
Dec 2016: The e-Learning market is expected to experience major growth over the next five years.