ERIC Number: ED447273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Will E-Learning Transform Corporate Training?
WorkAmerica, v17 n9 Nov 2000
E-learning is technology-based learning, especially Web-based or online delivery of education and training. It has the potential to transform how professional training impacts employers and employees alike. Web-based learning offers particular promise in today's business environment, in which the demand for skilled workers is soaring. Online and Web-based training provides many potential benefits to both companies and employees, including lower delivery costs and minimized productivity losses, just-in-time information, personalized learning, ease of distribution, anywhere and anytime availability, and ability to track progress and performance. Before companies and workers can profit from the promise of online learning, however, the following issues must be considered: quality, learner receptivity, access, and financing. Despite these concerns, Internet-based training is expected to grow dramatically in the next several years. (KC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Corporate Education, Delivery Systems, Educational Technology, Employment Practices, Futures (of Society), Information Needs, On the Job Training, Online Courses, Postsecondary Education, Training Methods, Web Based Instruction
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.
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