E-Learning for Training and Potential Barriers
BUS375: Employee Training
January 17, 2016
I will discuss e-learning as a method of training and the potential barriers of e-learning readiness. Examining e-learning training methods can help me become successful here at Ashford University. E-learning is very similar to how I currently learn, by using internet based programs and computers to earn my degree. I am very familiar with the online community and studying online at my own pace.
What is E-Learning?
E-learning is basically learning with any type of technology. The text states, “E-learning is any technology-enhanced learning, computer-based instruction, Internet-based training, or virtual instruction” (Kopp, 2014) You can learn with e-learning through texting, streaming video, smart phone apps, etc. Anything that deals with technology will allow you to learn.
Companies use e-learning to train their employees. This is a very affordable approach that can easily improve employee skills. The benefits of e-learning for employees include: learning at their own pace, travel time is decreased, employees will learn exactly what needs to be taught, no social interaction with other employees and it takes less time to start the learning session. E-learning is a very unique way of learning because it involves learning at your own pace and asynchronous learning, which means not in real time. “The obvious advantage of a self-paced course is convenience. People can get the training they need at any time. This can include just-in-time training where a person gets exactly the training he or she needs to perform a task.”
Potential Barriers of E-Learning Readiness
The potential barriers of e-learning readiness as adults could include the many responsibilities of learning. Some adults may have barriers in learning online and using new technology. Different barriers may include: no...