A Survey of E-Learning in the Workplace: Checking the Status, Reporting the Future
Curtis J. Bonk, Indiana University and SurveyShare, United States ; Kyong-Jee Kim, Indiana University, United States ; TingTing Zeng, Warwick University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
As e-learning creates new challenges and opportunities for professional training, there is a need to document how different emerging technologies, learning formats, and training innovations are impacting workplace learning. In response, a 49-item survey was conducted of 239 individuals in corporate training to investigate the current status and the future directions of e-learning in workplace learning settings. From these survey results, it was clear that e-learning and blended forms of e-learning are on the rise in corporate training environments. Most of the respondents had a highly positive outlook on the future of e-learning, planned to increase their spending on e-learning, and had strategic plans for e-learning. We also found a growing demand for more authentic learning opportunities, hands-on learning, and simulated experiences which e-learning can provide. The focus, however, remained on content creation, not necessarily the delivery and evaluation of such content.
Bonk, C.J., Kim, K.J. & Zeng, T. (2005). A Survey of E-Learning in the Workplace: Checking the Status, Reporting the Future. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4443-4448). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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