I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately claiming that the only future for workplace learning is eLearning. This is because of eLearnings potential to deliver learning at the point of need. That it is asynchronous, borderless and empowers learners to take control of their learning. All of this can be true.
But there are some assumptions:
Face-2-face learning is not going to suddenly disappear.
Face-2-face learning will continue to play a valuable role in modern workplace learning.
So which is better, eLearning or face-2-face learning?
Neither and both.
Whatever mode is used; eLearning, face-2-face or something else; the quality of the learning experience comes down to how it’s designed.
At the end of the day It all depends on what you need your workplace learning to achieve.