Title: E-learning and corporate training: a UK perspective

Authors: Martyn Sloman

Addresses: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, 151 The Broadway, London SW19 1JQ, UK

Abstract: This paper charts the progress of e-learning and its impact on training in the UK over a 15-year period. It will be argued that the progress of e-learning to date, as seen from the view point of the UK trainer, has fallen into three phases: understanding beyond the |hype|; identifying critical issues; developing best practice. Over this period there has been a recurrent danger of overstatement of reality: progress has been gradual and perspectives of the benefits and progress of e-learning have been over-optimistic. As e-learning becomes embedded the agenda will be increasingly determined by trainers rather than vendors of e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning; learning technology; corporate training; technology-based training; computer-based training; CBT; blended learning; personalisation; United Kingdom; UK; e-agenda; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2006.011338

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2006 Vol.2 No.4, pp.329 - 341

Published online: 20 Nov 2006 *

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