Rise in e-learning creates a divide

first_imgE-learningis going to become a major development tool in most organisations over the nexttwo years, according to a survey by the Industrial Society. Thesurvey shows that 29 per cent of respondent organisations offer e-learning andnearly half of those which do not, intend to do so in the next two years. Butthe survey also highlights a divide within companies over who uses e-learningfacilities. Technical staff and management ñ senior and junior ñ use e-learningresources the most. KarenPrice, chief executive of e-skills National Training Organisation, said,”We are very aware of the digital divide and we are trying to encourageemployers to set up learning hubs within the companies.”Only18 per cent of organisations which offer e-learning make it available to allstaff, with 6 per cent incorporating some form of e-learning in their inductionprogrammes. It is more commonly used in the development of administrativeskills and manual skills than to enhance behavioural or leadership skills. Pricesaid, “These figures reveal that the message of the benefits of e-learningisn’t getting across to employers. They must consider the potential ofe-learning in terms of reduced costs.”Thekey benefits of e-learning include its minimal disruption to working life andthat individuals learn in their own time. www.indsoc.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Rise in e-learning creates a divideOn 13 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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