What You Need to Know About Online (e-Learning) Training
Self-paced/self-directed learning has been around forever!
Fifty years ago, correspondence courses were the latest "technology"
in self-directed learning. Today, most "formal" self-directed
learning is web- or computer-based. We say "formal" to
distinguish the learning from "informal." Informal
self-directed learning is constantly occurring - whether the
learning comes from surfing the internet, reading a book, listening
to the radio, observing others doing something, trying something new
and we could go on and on. Formal learning is usually
intentional and usually has a formal set of goals as well.
While online training seems to be a relatively new concept as a
subset of self-directed learning, it has been used successfully for
years. In fact, our company has been providing some form of
computer-based training since 1996 when we introduced our first
computer-based course, SPC Workout, in response to customers who used our off-the-shelf
SPC in Action
In 2002 we began offering our computer-based
training also in a web-based format. Today, over 90% of our customers use
training and less than 10% use computer-based training. For more information on these two delivery methods,