The advent of eLearning, meaning the original delivery of courses and other educational material via computer, was not something to which employees easily adjusted to.
Employees, who are accustomed to learning in a classroom setting with lecturers in front of them, can feel a little isolated and inadequate when they started to learn alone in the computer age.
As far back as seven years ago, Gene Willhoit, executive director of the U.S. Council of Chief State School Officers, predicted that the children of tomorrow would no longer be served well by what he termed assembly-line education that became popular in the industrial age.
According to IBIS Capital, the outlook for eLearning in 2017 is bright. The firm reports that the global eLearning market will grow to $255 billion in 2017. What will fuel this growth? A surging interest by global executives to focus training on the critical skill sets that their employees require will lead to more advanced execution of eLearning programs. The rise of millennials in the workplace, and the retirement of baby boomers will further expedite this shift from more traditional learning environments to emerging eLearning practices.