ERIC Number: ED458443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
eLearning Survey: What Is the Extent of eLearning in Europe?
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
The extent of electronic learning (eLearning) was examined in an online survey to which 650 individuals responded. Of the responses, 84% were from European Union countries; 9% were from elsewhere in Europe; 5.5% were from the rest of the world; and nearly 2% did not specify a country. The types of responding organizations included universities/colleges of further/higher education (21%), private training companies/organizations (18%), public vocational education and training organizations (15%), and private/public organizations with internal and external training services (11%). The responses established that as a part of total training supply revenue, electronic learning is rapidly increasing its share of total materials revenue from around 23% in 1999 to around 38% in 2001, whereas the proportion of all revenue from capital accounted for by electronic learning has remained flat at around 50% between 1999 and 2001. Other findings were as follows: (1) demand for electronic learning and expenditure by training users/purchasers of electronic learning materials are expected to grow rapidly across Europe; (2) electronic learning methods are most common for training in information and communication technologies, management, and new product or service training; and (3) companies with 50 or fewer employees tend to make greater use of electronic learning methods than larger companies do. (MN)
Descriptors: Colleges, Computer Assisted Instruction, Conventional Instruction, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Supply, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Internet, Job Training, Online Courses, Postsecondary Education, Private Sector, Program Costs, Public Schools, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, State of the Art Reviews, Trainers, Trend Analysis, Universities, Vocational Education, World Wide Web
For full text: http://www2.trainingvillage.gr/etv/elearning/surveys/Special_repo rt__what_is_the_extent_of_eLearning_in_EU.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).