What is e-learning? It is the use of technology to enable people to learn from anywhere and anytime. Simply put, learning that happens with the use of electronic medium is e-learning. So, does that mean that reading a document on your mobile or computer counts as e-learning? Not by a longshot. For a digital medium to qualify as e-learning, it is essential that the subject matter is made learner-friendly with the application of instructional and visual design principles. Only then can the content act as a standalone ‘teacher’ that facilitates independent learning among your employees.