TY - CHAP A1 - Blanca C. Garcia ED1 - Patrizia Ghislandi Y1 - 2012-04-11 PY - 2012 T1 - New e-Learning Environments: e-Merging Networks in the Relational Society N2 - The term was coined when electronics, with the personal computer, was very popular and internet was still at its dawn. It is a very successful term, by now firmly in schools, universities, and SMEs education and training. Just to give an example 3.5 millions of students were engaged in some online courses in higher education institutions in 2006 in the USA1.eLearning today refers to the use of the network technologies to design, deliver, select, manage and broaden learning and the possibilities made available by internet to offer to the users synchronous and asynchronous learning, so that they can access the courses content anytime and wherever there is an internet connection. BT - eLearning SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/29474 DO - 10.5772/29474 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-13 ER -