Today, most of the corporate companies are using e-learning in a major way to train their employees. In some countries like United Kingdom, Spain and Benelux, nearly 40% of companies train more than 50% of their employees via e-learning. About 75% of companies use e-learning to deliver training on core professional skills. (Source: 1st European E-learning Barometer by Cross Knowledge).
The main goal of e-learning, along with other learning technology solutions, is to enhance the general way of learning to develop high-skilled, motivated and knowledgeable people. Here is an infographic which gives you a basic understanding of eLearning.