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Transcript of E-Learning
What is E-Learning
Traditional Learning - Adv & Dis
E-Learning - Adv & Dis
Technology in Business
Companies who use E-Learning
The Future of E-Learning
you probably already guessed, but almost all organisations have PC's with internet access these days
"learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the internet"
- Oxford Dictionary (2015)
"the use of Internet technologies to deliver a broad array of solutions to enhance knowledge and performance"
- Rosenberg (2001)
depends on the individuals preferred learning techniques and styles
how successful? = how motivated?
66% also have their own intranet (which is “a local or restricted communication network within the organisation”
27% have PC's dedicated for training purposes
- Campaign for Learning (2000)
Facts & Figures:
Received a negative image
Now part of our every day lives
Evolution of E-Learning:
Rose from ‘Educational Revolutions’
- Billings and Moursund (1988)
first modern distance course – Isaac Pitman
taught shorthand via correspondence
Burrhus Frederic Skinner – Created
Now very popular – self study courses
First computers – IBM, apple
Teachers could programme own courses
‘E-Learning’ used in 1990’s
Other Terms – Online & Virtual.
Blackboard allows students & teachers to:
-track and trace progress
Forms of e-Learning:
content is simple includes simple graphics, some audio and simple text questions.
'compliance courses' they usually have a purpose or a goal - quick learning.
1) Text Driven
similar to text driven , however has more interactive components the enhance the learning
Greater use of visual (graphics, charts, diagrams) also include video.
heavily interactive relies upon graphics, videos, audios and some level of gamification. Often include custom simulation to aid learning.
new software training, which includes a high degree of interactivity and simulation
Types of e-Learning:
streaming videos,video tapes
streaming audio, audio tapes
Keep up with global competitors
-Iowa State University (2001)
Access to technology
Ability to use technology
Advantages of Traditional Learning:
Disadvantages of Traditional Learning:
emphasis on critical learning
emphasis on larger concepts or structures
Aims and Objectives:
Overall Objective: at the end of this workshop, learners will be able to
on whether to use E-Learning or Traditional Learning with
that each of their employees have different learning styles.
Aims: Learners will be able to;
that it can take many forms
between E-Learning and Traditional Learning and
their advantages and disadvantages
the Growth of E-Learning in the workplace and how the Government is supporting it
their own preferred way of learning which can then be applied to their own employees (which will be demonstrate via the Main Learning Event
what the future of E-Learning may be and be
for any new development
What the company is about
What they offer
How successful they are
What the company is about
What they offer
How successful they are
The Future of E-Learning:
Technology in Business:
The Department for Education and Skills – E-Learning Framework
Framework – “Supports the development of innovative firms, multi-skilled workers and healthy local and regional economies and labour markets”
- Harrison (2006:35)
Government support - why
E-learning is now a key priority for education and training policy in the UK.
UK is part of a skills deficit - technology can help to train employees up in these missing technical skills.
Computer literate more chance of gaining employment
- Gov (2014)
What more can be done?
Is it going to be possible to keep up with technology? Can budgets cope with this ever-changing industry…constantly upgrading?
Schools still need more computers to meet E-Learning development plans – 0.7m for primary and 0.4 for Secondary
436,000 “ineffective” and 624,000 over 5 years old in survey given to Scottish Businesses
- E-Learning Foundation (2013)
Labour Government – Highly supportive & had initiatives such as Tools for Schools, Curriculum Online, E-Learning Credits
Biggest Achievement – Harold Wilson & Jennie Lee with Open University
Provide Webinars, Emails and Videos if self employed for advice.
Embedded E-Learning into School Curriculum e.g. Interactive Whiteboards
Yearly Strategy reports for how to improve
Training for teachers to facilitate ICT
- Gov (2014)
Flexibility: time and place
Technology continuously growing – even faster than in the past. Has not taken over, YET
Can business keep up with the tech? is it too costly?
Many employees embrace this change – but will other employees not as computer literate fight it? Will training need to introduced to allow these employees to feel comfortable.
This could affect business budgets as they are constantly needing to keep up with this tech.
developing a global workforce
adjusting to needs of employees
managing flat organisations
Increasing productivity and
- Welsh et al (2003)
- Driscoll (2002:6)
- Iowa State University (2001)
- Epignosis (2014)
- Friesen (2007)
E-Learning has many forms which harness many advantages and disadvantages - however line managers must be able to adapt to different learning styles as not everyone enjoys using E-Learning
Traditional Learning can be used as well which also has advantages and disadvantages - but is overshadowed by the growth & Govt support of E-Learning
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