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What is E-Trainer

Handbook of Research on Virtual Workplaces and the New Nature of Business Practices
Instructor who provides training online via synchronous or asynchronous modes.
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Instructional Design and E-Training
Julia D. Sweeny (James Madison University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-893-2.ch017
Online training or, e-training, can be less expensive, more efficient, and more productive than traditional face-to-face instruction. This chapter reviews why businesses are adopting Web-based instruction, characteristics of exemplary e-trainers and skills online instructors must attain. The primary focus of the chapter is on the importance of instructional design in analyzing the online audience and context; developing instructional strategies and online materials; implementing a Web-based course; and evaluating an online training program. Future trends and a conclusion complete the chapter.
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