The UK government department for education and skills has issued a consultation document to “shape an e-learning strategy for all learners and potential learners and all sectors of education and training from early years through to Higher Education and lifelong learning”.

The document highlights the key contributions from e-learning as:

  • Virtual Environments
  • Flexible Study
  • Online Communities
  • Personalised Support
  • Individualised Learning
  • Tools for Innovation
  • Quality at scale
  • Collaborative Learning

and identifies the strategic actions necessary to embed e-learning across all sectors:

  • Supporting innovation in teaching and learning
  • Developing the education workforce
  • Unifying learner support
  • Leading sustainable e-learning
  • Aligning assessment
  • Assuring technical and quality standards
  • Building a better e-learning market