Online learning is the fusion of learning and technology. The emerging interest in the function of technology in learning emanated from several factors spanning social, economic and political aspects. Social aspects involve the need to enhance learning by reaching out to different people instead of waiting for people to approach the educational system.
Technology provides the bridge for people to communicate regardless of geographic distance or time zone differences. This borderless means of communications allows teachers and students to transcend the classroom setting and facilitate learning to people willing to learn despite distance or time limitations.
Technology provides the tool through which both these skills can be achieved by students willing to learn and teachers willing to facilitate learning.