The the rise of social media platforms, content can

The American Society for Training and
Development (ASTD) defines electronic learning, most commonly referred to as
e-learning, as a “wide set of applications and processes, such as Web-based
learning, computer- based learning, virtual classrooms, and digital
collaborations” (Rooney & Scott, 2003). While strategies and devices within
the concept have been utilized for decades, e-learning began to pick up
momentum in the early 2000s within business and educational training.

Electronic learning delivers content, otherwise presented face-to-face, readily
available for learners to access at their convenience. At one of the most basic
levels of e-learning, recorded content is delivered via a CD-ROM. However, with
advancing technology and the rise of social media platforms, content can now be
delivered through podcasts, video-casts (or vodcasts),
YouTube channels, or by a variety of other methods. Electronic learning
provides the learner an opportunity to consume the information at his or her
own pace, location (which may reduce travel costs), and convenience. E-learning
covers a wide range of training and educational approaches (Rooney & Smith,

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The Flipped Classroom

2007, Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams took the concept of e-learning to a new
level in their Colorado high school chemistry classrooms. Bergmann and Sams
began recording their class lectures and posting them online for absent
students to catch up on the information and work missed. As the easily
accessible, online lectures gained popularity among not only their students,
but parents and students who viewed them online all around the world, Bergmann
and Sams began to realize that time would be used more efficiently if students
accessed the lectures prior to the class session and used the previously
designated “lecture time” to get assistance on concepts they did not
understand. Thus, the idea of the “flipped classroom” was crafted (Bergmann
& Sams, 2012).