Skills and workforce development
E-learning's contribution to workforce development 2013
Client: National VET E-learning Strategy
This report examines the evolving contribution of e-learning to workforce development and productivity. Building on research undertaken in 2010 to 2011, case studies were conducted of e-learning projects in three industries funded by the National VET E-learning Strategy Industry System Change business activity in 2012-13.
E-learning is found to promote flexible and up-to-date training, and there are significant future opportunities for e-learning due to expanding internet access and mobile technologies (especially for workers such as tradespeople who are not desk-based). Anecdotal evidence of impacts on productivity includes: less disruption to work schedules; deeper learning outcomes; and faster integration of new technology into work processes.