We can divide the teaching/training methods depending on the availability of the teacher and the learners. Traditional learning would refer to the classical approach of the learners attending physically (or even virtually through a camera) the classroom. E-learning or distance learning implies the opposite: learners don’t have to attend the class at all, and instead they’ll take the class through a virtual learning environment (VLE), usually with the freedom of choosing when and where.

There’s still a third choice, which we’ll focus on this guide: blended learning. Blended learning mixes both of the previous approaches into one: part of the learning will require the learner to attend to class, and the other part the learner will have to complete through a VLE. The usual case for schools in blended learning is when the learners have to access the VLE after the class to make the homework online, or to submit an essay, or to participate in discussions.

For easiness and because we’ll only focus on the online part, we’ll focus on the e-learning part of our teaching approach.