ERIC Number: ED455432
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision of E-Learning for America's Workforce: Report of the Commission on Technology and Adult Learning.
American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.
In 2000, the American Society for Training and Development and the National Governors Association convened the Commission on Technology and Adult Learning. The 31-member commission included representatives of the business, government, and education sectors. They formulated a vision for the future of e-learning in the United States and identified the actions needed to make that vision come to life. After defining e-learning as instructional content or learning experiences delivered or enabled by electronic technology, the commission made the economic case for e-learning and emphasized e-learning's potential to broaden access to high-quality education and training opportunities and thereby boost income growth at all levels. The commission presented a vision of a future where e-learning allows learning to become a continuous process of inquiry and improvement that keeps pace with the speed of change in business in society. The commission called for public and private sector leaders to work together to accomplish the following actions: (1) create the highest-quality e-learning experiences possible; (2) implement new measures and methods for assessing and certifying what individuals know and are able to do; and (3) ensure broad and equitable access to e-learning opportunities. The commission also presented 13 recommendations regarding quality, assessment and certification, and access. (Contains 14 endnotes.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Certification, Change Strategies, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Distance Education, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Quality, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Equal Education, Futures (of Society), Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Online Courses, Partnerships in Education, Performance Based Assessment, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Sector, School Business Relationship, Student Evaluation, Systems Approach, Trend Analysis
For full text: http://www.astd.org/virtual_community/public_policy/jh_ver.pdf.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Society for Training and Development, Alexandria, VA.; National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Center for Best Practices.