ERIC Number: ED464253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Users' Views on e-Learning: CEDEFOP Online Surveys. CEDEFOP Reference Series.
European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
The views of users of e-learning in Europe and elsewhere were examined through seven online surveys that were posted on the interactive World Wide Web site called The European Training Village. The surveys examined e-learning users' views regarding the following topics: technology-supported learning; e-mail in e-learning; trainers' skills for e-learning; the economics of e-learning; e-learning and adult basic skills; e-learning for people with disabilities; and training of trainers and teachers. The surveys attracted approximately 3,213 respondents, 19% of whom were trainers or teachers in schools and universities and 14% of whom were training managers or trainers in companies or the private sector. The following were among the key findings: (1) 42% of respondents said that 0-25% of their learning was currently supported by technology; (2) uses of e-mail in e-learning included sending instructions and assignments, surveying learner views, providing advice, and generating discussion; (3) costs of developing or purchasing e-learning products and services elicited the greatest concern in the survey on the economics of e-learning; (4) respondents were optimistic regarding e-learning's potential contribution to teaching adults in need of basic skills instruction and disabled individuals; and (5) most respondents anticipated spending more time on e-learning professional development in the future. (Questionnaires are included. Contains 48 figures.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Basic Skills, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Educational Economics, Educational Media, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Online Courses, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Public Sector, Questionnaires, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Student Characteristics, Student Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Skills, Trainers, Trend Analysis, Universities, Use Studies, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, GR--55102 Greece (Stock no. 3022 EN, 40 Euro). Fax: 30-31-49-01-02; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.trainingvillage.gr/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).