e-Learning vs. Classroom training
After years of development, testing and constant studies e-Learning became an acceptable and productive way of obtaining training. Many of the studies show that e-learning is actually a more efficient and effective way for people to learn than traditional classroom training. Major areas where e-Learning can beat face-to-face training are full control of content, consistent quality of training and instant delivery of training, to mention a few. On the other hand, human interaction in classroom setting should be used where it has advantages, such as discussions and knowledge sharing.
When discussing with HR and training organisations we have these on our agenda. There are advantages and disadvantages to every type of learning environment. Sometimes a smart combination of e-Learning and classroom training to convey expertise to students is the best method. Sometimes a well-designed e-learning course with a combination of multimedia and instructional design is the best solution.
With regards, Pertti