What is Computer-Based Training?

In this section of our Online Learning Glossary, we’re going to be tackling one of the biggest, baddest grand-daddies of online learning jargon!

Anyone looking into an online learning solution will soon find themselves face-to-face with the term ‘Computer-Based Training’, or CBT. It’s inevitable, and it could pop up at just about any point in your search for a solution.

That’s why it’s crucial to understand exactly what is covered by this term, so let’s take a look!

Computer-Based Training

CBT is ‘Computer-Based Training’. It’s a very general term which refers to any training that is delivered via a computer. From that alone, you can understand why this is such an important term in the world of online learning!

CBT is a blanket term which has been used for many decades, and was a popular phrase long before the use of the internet was widespread. This means that it doesn’t necessarily have to refer to online learning at all. It can also refer to learning via CD-ROMs, or even (gasp!) via floppy disks!

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