Beyond e-learning : approaches and technologies to enhance by Marc J. Rosenberg

By Marc J. Rosenberg

A follow-up to his best-selling E-Learning, Beyond E-Learning explains the most up-tp-date considering on how enterprises study and practice what they be aware of to achieve success, and explores the more and more very important function that expertise performs, now not as an result in itself yet as an essential ability to get there. The booklet additionally presents a transparent direction for supporting to combine learning—including e-learning—knowledge administration, and function aid, and may aid education execs and the firms they serve transcend universal myths and misconceptions approximately education and e-learning, concentration training/learning actions at once on organizational information, and enforce a framework that may (at final) be a catalyst for real organizational studying.

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E-learning that solves business problems provides an opportunity for connections with upper management and fosters further innovation. But too often this is the exception rather than the rule. Unfortunately, things here are not good. Our mistake was getting our corporate university recognized in the press as world class. Our executive management has felt for some time that they could not afford such a group. —Training professional who was subsequently laid off Companies often try to do too much with training, including elearning, to solve problems the function is ill equipped to cope with, such as using training as the primary or only tool to change a culture.

In a business with razor-thin margins, even small delays or misidentifications can add up to significant monetary loss, not to mention slower checkout lines and frustrated customers. For checkers, produce is a moving target, as the assortment comes in and out of season all year long. For many years, H-E-B’s solution to produce identification was traditional classroom training (for new checkers), manual produce identification tests (for existing checkers), and job aids. Traditional E-Learning Is Not an Ideal Solution Converting a classroom training event into an online course would seem a reasonable and flexible solution, but it was not.

Martin Sloman and Mark Van Buren reported that as much as 62 percent of all learning technologies fail to meet expectations. 5 Do these findings suggest failure or greatly diminished expectations, or is e-learning advancing out of the wisdom gained from past experience? Can training organizations alter their mission to more effectively employ e-learning even as e-learning continues to evolve? Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Those suggesting the glass is half-empty argue that e-learning can never live up to its promise and that those associated with it are not to be taken seriously (or as seriously).

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