Understanding learning platforms begins by understanding the concepts of learning and platform. The simple definition of learning is “a change in the probability of future behavior as the result of experience.” These changes are believed to take place within the neural connections inside the brain of the learner. This point is important because the effects of learning experiences cannot be directly observed, and can only be inferred from the subsequent behavior of the learner. The definition of a platform in the online environment is “a Web desktop from an application service provider.” Most commonly, this platform requires the learner to have a Web browser and PC connected to the Internet to be able to use the Web application. Access to the platform is usually further ...

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