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More than half of organisations use
e-learning, says research

Recent research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has indicated that more than half of organisations (54%) use e-learning. The CIPD also found that
e-learning is used to deliver up to 10% of current training by time – and this is set to more than double.

According to the CIPD research, employers are currently concentrating on developing e-learning modules specific to their needs and embedding it firmly in the other business and human resource processes.

Martyn Sloman, CIPD training, learning and development adviser, said, ''Relevance drives out resistance. If modules are seen to concern issues that matter to the business they will receive support and gain buy-in from both managers and learners. They must be well designed. Only when they take account of learner needs preferences, motivation, ambitions and predispositions towards e-learning will it take off.

''Effective e-learning involves support and automation – not just the latter. Employers rely on line managers, trainers and personnel managers to support and guide the learner if e-learning is to be effective.

''Making e-learning specific for each organisation and catering modules to the needs of staff and managers maybe more expensive in the short-term but it will deliver results and work out cheaper in the long-term. Significance will ensure manager and staff buy-in.''

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Visit the ‘Making e-learning effective’ page on the CIPD website to view a selection of case studies featuring the BBC, Reuters, the Crown Prosecution Service, Sports England and B&Q.

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