Contemporary challenges in e-learning

Reynolds, Kristal Teresa, Becker, Karen L., & Fleming, Julie (2014) Contemporary challenges in e-learning. In Harris, Roger & Short, Tomas (Eds.) Workforce Development : Perspectives and Issue. Spriner, New York, pp. 269-282.

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Technology is impacting on most elements of organisations today and workforce development professionals have been some of the leading proponents of embracing technologies and the benefits they offer. E-learning has emerged as at least a complementary offering to face-to-face training, and in some cases has totally replaced more traditional forms of workforce development. This chapter explores the use of learning technologies and the benefits and drawbacks of their use. In particular it focuses on further exploring the issue of a perceived lack of interaction in some e-learning offerings; a factor identified as critical to address in order to ensure effective e-learning. The chapter discusses the issues of interaction and social presence to address feelings of isolation and offers some key considerations for those considering integrating technology into workforce development.

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ID Code: 66738
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: E-learning, Workforce Development, Training, Learning Technologies
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-4560-58-0_15
ISBN: 9789814560580
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2015 05:06

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