3. Advantages and Disadvantages of E-Learning 7
3.1. Advantages of e-Learning to the Trainer/Organization 7
3.3. Disadvantages to the Trainer or Organization 9
3.4. Disadvantages to the Learner 11
3.5. Do the Benefits Outweigh the Drawbacks? 12
4.1. Computer based training (CBT) 13
The term e-learning may be trendy, but the concept itself has been around for decades. E-Learning is training that takes place through a network, usually over the Internet or a company's intranet. It has its roots in the world of computer-based training that appeared in the early 1980s and used CD-ROMs to teach mostly technical skills to mostly technical people. Lately, e-learning has changed to be a tool widely used in both the academic and corporate worlds. With today's e-learning, companies can train salespeople to use a new product, even if offices are in distributed locations. On the academic front, e-learning allows people to take online courses from universities in various subjects. Some popular and well-known universities around the globe, such as Stanford and Harvard, already offer non-degree courses over the Web, while some other universities offer entire degree programs.
One will find that e-learning is much more flexible than the traditional on-campus university courses as one can study using his/her own computer and the Internet, wherever his/he... Continue Reading