The e-learning system is quite comprehensive, and consequently its meaning tends to fluctuate depending on whom you ask. There is actually no one definition agreed on by the experts. Generally, what e-learning refers to remains vague unless placed in a specific context. So here we have an electronic learning system—a term with no precise meaning, which regardless is utilized ad nauseam.
This is clearly our fault. “E-learning” became a buzz word upon its inception, becoming a catch all term, like “postmodern.” The media and various institutions have exploited the term “e-learning” to attract attention, resulting in it being applied to myriad electronic learning systems regardless of any unique features they may possess. Blame the internet bubble, one of the best times for hype in history.