ERIC Number: ED453753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-26
Online Education as a Means for Workplace Learning: A Case Study.
Finley, Dorothy L.
A review of the research on online education was conducted to determine whether online education could serve the self-development requirements of the U.S. Army's Armored Forces Research Unit. Self-development needs for the organization are determined annually and met on an individual basis for the organization's membership of 13 behavioral research scientists and supporting staff. Internet search engines were used to search for information about online education, including topics covered, sources, and sophistication. The search results suggest that currently available online courses appear very suitable for many target audiences and their workplace environments. However, for the organization in question, which has no novice members, instructional needs match closely with only a few online offerings. It appears that online information can be of considerable use for some training needs of this organization, but not all. The major points of this presentation are summarized in handout or slide form and attached (12 attachments). (Contains 13 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).