ERIC Number: ED414446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Web-Based Training. Trends and Issues Alerts.
The term "web-based training" (WBT) is emerging to distinguish the use of the World Wide Web as a training and education tool from other applications. In 1996, about $100 million of the $7 billion spent on training in the United States was spent on WBT. According to estimates, the amount spent on WBT will increase more than 20-fold in 5 years. In discussions of the differences between WBT and traditional computer-based training (CBT), real-time WBT (in which instructors use the Web to extend the reach of the classroom) has been differentiated from nonreal-time WBT (which is created in a traditional CBT authoring system and simply downloaded from the Web so that students take the instruction at their leisure). It has been emphasized that, for WBT to be effective, it must be like CBT, but better. Critics of behaviorist learning do not want to see CBT replicated in WBT. The idea of using cognitive-based theories as the basis for designing WBT is emerging in the literature. Although WBT is still in its infancy, it has shown great promise. (Contains an annotated bibliography of 18 publications and addresses of 3 WBT-related websites.) (MN)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Note: Printed on colored paper.