E-Learning as Organizational Strategy

E-Learning as Organizational Strategy

Rosemary Du Mont (Kent State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch109
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The global knowledge-driven economy is characterized by both structural and personnel changes that are driving new models of teaching and learning. Today’s workforce has to learn and process more information in a shorter amount of time. New products and services are emerging with accelerating speed. As production cycles and life spans of products continue to shorten, skills quickly become obsolete, leading to the need for almost constant re-training. Managers feel the urgency to have new knowledge delivered to workers rapidly and efficiently so that skill levels can be maintained. Just-in-time training is becoming a critical element of organizational success. Learning is becoming a continual process rather than a distinct event (Urden & Weggen, 2000).

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