ERIC Number: EJ877561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Reference Count: 0
When Should You Offer Online Training?
Performance Improvement, v49 n1 p5-6 Jan 2010
Many companies struggle with the question of when to take a manual training process online. For most, the internal conflict comes from a belief that the course development costs will be astronomical, making the process cost-prohibitive. However, the facilities expense and that of hiring qualified professors, combined with the rising trend of busy professionals not wanting to travel to a physical classroom, make the decision to build out the cost-effective infrastructure of online learning an easy one. Most likely, if a person goes to a company that regularly develops courses instead of a Web design firm, he will not end up paying for someone's learning curve. This is because course developers, unlike Web designers, have proficiency in building programs from start to finish while accomplishing educational objectives in every step of the process. This article discusses criteria that can help a person decide if his company's training program would be cost-effective and successful through an online platform.
Descriptors: Corporations, Online Courses, Job Training, Program Development, Curriculum Design, Cost Effectiveness, Decision Making, Criteria, Reliability, Delivery Systems, Educational Objectives
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