What is eLearning?

eLearning refers to the use of technology to select, design, deliver, administer, facilitate and support learning. The term eLearning covers a wide set of applications and processes, including computer based learning, web-based learning and mobile learning.

What are some of the benefits of eLearning?
If the integration of technology is grounded in effective practice, eLearning may yield certain advantages and opportunities, for example

  • Training needs can be identified and recorded through online questionnaires and/or surveys.
  • Participants, especially at remote sites, have anytime, anywhere access to training opportunities.
  • Participants have access to standardized training opportunities.
  • The time required to travel, as well as the time to schedule training events for multiple participants are reduced.
  • Participants can take courses at their convenience, which are relevant to their specific needs without being away from the work place.
  • Training can be rolled out quickly to a large number of participants.
  • Regular assessment with immediate feedback is possible by means of machine marked assessment opportunities.
  • Online collaboration can facilitate the sharing of information, resources and knowledge for sustainable development, irrespective of time and space.
  • Participation in training can easily be checked and participant progress can be monitored.
  • Tracking and reporting mechanisms provide feedback, which can be used to continuously improve training interventions.
For more information contact:
Dr Fran Greyling (Chief Director: eLearning) :fran.greyling@thensg.gov.za
Call: (+27) 012 441 6824
Dr Guillaume Kruger (Director: eLearning) : g.kruger@thensg.gov.za
General switchboard:
Call: (+27) 012 441 6000
Training contact centre:
Call: (+27) 012 441 6777
General facsimile: Call: (+27) 012 441 6030
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