Thursday, March 27, 2003

For the first time I have started to interact with a HR training company for work, rather than working for a stricly IT training company. The HR/hospitality focused company has a totally different outlook on training. I have also noticed a lack of "knowingness" about all things related to IT. It's as if the Manager has chosen to remain removed from IT and e-learning. In addition she appeared to be somewhat pleased with this impression I was receiving. Is there something I'm missing? Has IT always been considered the "poor relation" of training?

I found this theme repeated in the literature I have read so far. It's as if IT and training don't mix unless the training is on using computer applications. This was evidenced by one reading whch implores trainer to stop being afraid and start affiliating themselves with e-Learning by forming connections with people in the IT section of the organisation.

Monday, March 24, 2003

Hi Denise!
Interesting observations about resistance to e-Learning! Does it also raise questions about the quality of the text books and online help - what impact would this have for online courses? If they're not well designed and engaging - they're just not going to work!
Cheers - Anne BB