Using e-learning to build workforce capability: An overview

Clayton, John and Elliott, Richard (2009) Using e-learning to build workforce capability: An overview. In: New Zealand Education and Training Research Forum 2009. Industry Training Federation, Wellington, New Zealand.

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In the current evolving economic environment, it is considered a strategic imperative to be aware of effective processes, procedures and plans to improve workforce capability, increase productivity and reduce overall training costs through the implementation of e-learning applications, strategies and techniques. Being well informed about the potential impact of e-learning on business performance is central to improving individual, organisational, regional, and national and global competitiveness. In an increasingly Information and Communication Technology (ICT) dependent world, industry leaders are recognising the critical need to regularly access ICT infrastructures. The flexibility provided by e-learning communication tools and presentation software applications is seen to be critical in providing appropriate web-spaces to share information, communicate with peers and experts and keep abreast of national and international trends in the use of e-learning in industry. In 2008 the Ministry of Education funded a range of tertiary e-learning research projects to increase the evidence base in tertiary e-learning to support and contribute to its work programme, strategic objectives and stakeholder requirements. This presentation will report on the findings of one of those funded projects, Using e-learning to build workforce capability. The presentation will be centred on five key themes: 1. How ICT and e-learning applications are currently used within industry- nationally and internationally- to build workforce capability. 2. How e-learning currently contributes to the achievement of advanced trade, technical and professional qualifications to meet regional and national industry needs. 3. The potential New Zealand industry demand for training delivered through ICT and e-learning methodologies. 4. How enterprises, from small to large, can be informed of the most appropriate blend of e-learning strategies, processes and procedures for their specific situation. 5. The identification of critical success factors for e-learning implementation.

Item Type:Book Section
Keywords that describe the item:e-learning, workbased learning, workplace learning
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
ID Code:467
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