E-learning: emerging uses, empirical results and future directions

Elizabeth T. Welsh, Connie R. Wanberg, Kenneth G. Brown, Marcia J. Simmering

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The use of network technology to deliver training is the latest trend in the training and development industry and has been heralded as the ‘e-learning revolution.’ In an effort to separate hype from reality, this paper reviews practitioner and research literature on e-learning, incorporating unpublished information from interviews with managers and consultants directly involved in e-learning initiatives. Specific attention is given to why organizations use e-learning, what the potential drawbacks to e-learning are, what we know from research about e-learning and what the future of e-learning may hold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-258
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Training and Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2003

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