ERIC Number: ED421660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-10
Reference Count: N/A
Research into the Use of Intranets for Training.
The use of intranets for training and disseminating information was examined through a review of the following: print periodicals; websites of the European Network for Learning with Multimedia the Access and two British newspapers; postings to the Intranet Journal discussion groups; a general Internet search; and discussions with several leading companies. It was discovered that a large proportion of individuals and organizations do not understand the difference between the Internet and intranets. Intranet-based training appeared more widespread in the United States than in the United Kingdom; however, both countries were still in the experimental stage of using intranets for training. Within the United Kingdom's further and higher education sectors, intranets were generally part of the mix of media for the overall learning experience for a particular subject. Compared with early attempts at computer-based training, existing examples of web-based training are generally of much lower quality. Studies have suggested that up to 70% of U.S. firms but only 6% of British firms are currently using intranets for training. It appears certain, however, that intranet-based training will become increasingly prevalent because of the need for just-in-time training, the ease of updating intranet-based training easily, and intranets' distinct cost advantage. (Contains 23 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Corporate Education, Foreign Countries, Internet, Job Training, Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Training Methods, World Wide Web
The Forum for Technology in Training, Orchard Chambers, 4 Rocky Lane, Heswall, Wirral, Merseyside L60 0BY, England (25 pounds).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Forum for Tech. in Training, Wirral (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United States