It is necessary to be clear about the answer to ¿What is e-learning? which is teaching and learning through platforms created on the Internet where anyone from anywhere can access this educational method
E-learning nowadays can be considered as one of the tools for distance study, under the same evaluation characteristics as in face-to-face environments, that is why at this moment we can affirm that its use has transformed a large part of the traditional instruction spaces in virtual training spaces.
However, in order to have these tools and give them a correct destination, it is vital to know how to use them, taking into account that their main objective is oriented towards the creation and management of training spaces on the Internet.
In this sense, in order to create an e-Learning platform that meets the proposed objectives and is effective, a learning design is required to define and plan the performance of all the elements that participate in the didactic relationships, for example, If we refer to an educational platform for universities, we must detail the role of teachers and students, activities to be performed, scenarios and relationships between roles, activities and scenarios, in order to contribute to having a clearer vision of the concepts that they are considered key to understanding the platforms and their use, to mention some of the entities that use this type of platform "Universidad Latina de Panamá", which has virtual classrooms through which teachers and students can maintain contact to make online evaluations, questionnaires, forums, exhibitions, among others.
An effective e-learning is one that manages:
Types of e-learning platforms
The most used are:
Learning Management Systems
In the same way it is important to emphasize that this modality is not only implemented for educational processes, it is also used in non-academic areas by the administrations of companies, companies and other organizations for the training and permanent training of its employees, with an approach of instructions, in order to offer a professional tool permanently accessible and low cost.