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‘E’ Learning


I am currently researching for a project about 'E' Learning. I am looking for information on the advantages and disadvantages of 'E' learning within organisations.
How has it replaced traditional training procedures in your company ?


7 Responses

  1. Redundancy Help via eLearning a real world example of where a company can use eLearning to reach not just its workforce but also their families. eLearning can provide general information very rapidly to a widely dispersed audience. Tailoring information to a specific company or target audience can be done very quickly provided the eLearning material is organised and structured in advance to allow for this. Redundacy Help can provide tailor made sites within days.
    Disadvantages are few – any learning material dates so it is important that the material is checked on a regular basis. We have all seen outdated company websites with invalid information!

  2. Campaign for Learning report
    The Campaign for Learning recently completed a survey looking at attitudes to e-Learning from the point of view of learners, employers and providers including percieved advantages and disadvantages. It’s quite detailed – there’s a summary on their website:,plus an email address to order a full copy of the report.

  3. E-leaning
    Technologies for Training website aslo contains detailed information about different aspects of using technology for training.
    Lots of information about hardware, software and in house v contracting.


  4. LiNE Zine
    Dear Dominique

    I wanted to let you know about an e-magazine
    called LiNE Zine ( to
    Learning in the New Economy. LiNE Zine’s Fall 2000
    issue has just been released.

    LiNE Zine is an exciting contribution to the
    learning revolution and new ways of working
    in today’s organization. It is devoted to finding
    perspectives, insights, and voices at the crossroads
    of learning and business, featuring prominent
    thought-leaders who don’t traditionally focus
    on learning.

    In this edition, LiNE Zine takes on the issue of elearning,
    shining a light into the less-illuminated areas around
    this trend, asking the questions you don’t hear being
    asked yet. Calling those fuzzy areas “whitespace,” LiNE
    Zine has appropriately entitled the issue “Tackling the
    Whitespace Around eLearning.”

    This issue features a rich array of leading thinkers
    who have been stretching the boundaries of the
    knowledge revolution. It includes articles and
    interviews by and about Alan Webber, John Seely
    Brown, Reed Hundt, and Peter Cappelli and others.

    As a leader who understands the importance of
    learning and human capital development, we hope
    you’ll find valuable perspective and commentary
    to reflect on in LiNE Zine.

    When you visit the site, you’ll see it includes
    essays, interviews, book reviews, idea generators,
    and various community-building features. To allow
    you plenty of time to read the publication,
    LiNE Zine is published quarterly, with interim

    Check it out! I’m interested in hearing what you
    think. Again, the address is

    Kind regards.


  5. Reports and research

    I’ve been interested in fact finding on this subject myself recently and have gathered a few reports from web sites etc. I’ll happily send these on to you if you’d like to mail me an email address for you to:
    [email protected]


    Paul Bedwell

  6. Some Advantages are: 1.“Mass”
    Some Advantages are: 1.“Mass” training means unlimited number of learners
    2.Savings relative to classroom-based training indirect costs liketravel, accommodation, etc.
    3.Flexibility and adaptability according to learner availability like time,location)

    Some disadvantages are: 1.Companies sometimes ill-informed and hesitant with respect to new technologies
    2.No control over motivation, involvement and course management by learners
    3.Investment in computer hardware and software which takes lots of cost.


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