Research in e-learning covers all subjects focusing on the benefits, improvements and transformations of education and learning due to digital technology.

E-learning is a strategic issue, including at the international level :

- because e-learning facilitates the personalization of learning programs according to the educational path, level of knowledge and learning pace of each,

- because e-learning is the way to accompany the new habits of users, who are present on-line, mobile, and have a heavy demand for digital tools as sources of information and exchange medias,

- because e-learning is a key factor for lifelong learning, as it enables the adaptation of the learning material to the constraints and goals of each,

- because e-learning facilitates the design of a valuable distant-learning program, which can be accessed and watched from anywhere at anytime.

E-learning is essentially a multi-disciplinary field,

because it reaches out to researchers in social sciences and humanities, just as well as researches in information technology, network, man-machine interface, cognitive sciences…

However, it remains a largely unidentified field,

this is why the Ministry of Higher Education and Research has decided to initiate an effort of identification of the operators, in the perspective of elaborating first-hand lines of actions with them and encourage interdisciplinary cooperation. This work, notably performed thanks to a survey conducted with labs, teams, support teams, competitive clusters and associations, results in

a mapping of e-learning research and innovation with the on-line upload of a directory of e-learning research.

In the context of an alliance with

the IFE ( and  the ATIEF (