On-line learning is held back

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers are out of touch with on-line learning in their organisations and few know what they are spending on it.Two separate surveys, published this week also reveal that cultural barriers are slowing the growth of on-line learning.The charity Campaign for Learning found that e-learners are positive about the experience but bemoan the lack of support from their organisations. There is a general feeling that this should take the form of personal learning support, such as someone to call on the telephone or visit in a learning centre.The Campaign for Learning, which conducted the Attitudes to E-Learning survey in partnership with the UfI, KPMG and Peter Honey Learning, found that two in five do not know how many e-learners there are in their organisation and a similar number did not know what proportion of their training budget was being spent on e-learning. Despite the excitement surrounding the growth in on-line training, there are reservations about e-learning. A quarter of employers believe that it is not as effective as face-to-face teaching, while 11 per cent think e-learning during work time is not conducive to effective learning. “It is interesting that even among employers and individual early adopters of the technology there is a healthy scepticism about the limits of e-learning and we need to be wary of much of the hype,” said Campaign for Learning’s chief executive Bill Lucas. A second survey published in Personnel Today’s sister magazine Training next week reveals this is common ground. Corporate foundations for e-learning success found that the greatest issue preventing effective delivery of e-learning among those who have an intranet is “interruptions at the desktop”.The Training magazine survey, conducted with Xebec McGraw-Hill, showed that training and HR professionals have major concerns about the lack of commitment by senior managers to on-line learning.www.xebec-online.comwww.campaign-for-learning.org.ukBy Stephanie Sparrow On-line learning is held backOn 3 Oct 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more