Hello fellow DPG people. Hope you are well.
I wondered if you could help me with a debate I'm having (mainly with myself but also with others).
Now, I keep it no secret that I'm a huge fan of eLearning. It's taken a while but I can now actually admit this in public! My blog entry which I called "Engaging eLearning the Journey so far" tells the story of why I'm into eLearning. For me, it is all about making eLearning far much more engaging, fun and interactive than it ever has been.
But at the same time as having this obsession with eLearning, I'm well grounded in the view that eLearning will never replace face to face training in it's entirity and I don't want it to. Some topics just don't suit eLearning and that will always be the case for those topics. However, it is a sensible viable option to work alongside other forms of learning.
There is no doubt in my mind that a blended approach is often required. We therefore shouldn't all be fearful that one day our jobs will be replaced by computers! There is space for both to co-exist!
So the bit I'd really like you're help with is figuring out the following:
- What topics do you think lend themselves to be delivered by eLearning?
- What topics do you think absolutely do not suit eLearning?
- In a blended approach, how do you think eLearning (or providing resources electronically) will support face to face training before, during and after the event?
I'd be interested to hear your views - please??