E-learning should embrace online books

Shepherd, Clive
March 2004
IT Training;Mar2004, p36
Trade Publication
E-learning is supposed to be an interactive experience, exploiting all that processing power to have learners answering questions, completing exercises, playing games and immersing in simulations. It is perhaps surprising, then, that major content providers should have launched their own libraries of online books and are recommending them as an important addition to their formal course offerings. SkillSoft Corp. was the first, acquiring Books24x7 and integrating the service into its e-learning offering. Books24x7 has more than 500 titles and 2 million pages, from 164 imprints, including all the major publishers.


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