TITLE

E-learning's neither a threat nor a panacea

AUTHOR(S)
Shepherd, Clive
PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
IT Training;Sep2003, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on e-learning. E-learning is not a tool. In fact, it's a rather inadequate term to describe a channel of communication through which learning can take place, like print, the phone, face-to-face communication, or TV and audio systems. Before e-learning, trainers had at their disposal a manageable collection of long-established delivery tools, including books, workshops, seminars, on-the-job instruction, assignments and video, along with a variety of ways of providing ongoing support, through face-to-face coaching by post or telephone. E-learning almost doubles the range of what's on offer. By using computers and networks, interactive self-study materials, virtual classrooms, chat rooms, discussion forums, streaming audio and video and all sorts of online materials can be delivered. E-learning enables learners to interact with materials, with other learners, with expert sources and facilitators.
ACCESSION #
10761234

 

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