ILT isn’t all that great, yet L&D and especially CLOs still embrace it. Which is a detriment to anyone who attends.
The data continues to pour in showing that e-learning is achieving better results than any other form of learning, especially instructor led. So why is is that the training community (and even education) as a whole is still ILT driven, especially with blended learning?
The ASTD International Trade Show Expo wrapped up this week, and it had everything. From very cool products to higher interest in e-learning to great lead gen for vendors. However, it also struck out in numerous ways.
Many of us attend seminars and presentations that are boring, theory based and lack engagement. We sit in the back of the room, not paying attention or sitting by the doors, ready to bolt. Yet, we seem to have no issue with sticking it online, under the guide of effective learning.
E-Learning’s biggest challenge isn’t from outside, it is from within the training community. We have been led to believe that ILT reigns supreme and as a result, the adoption rates of e-learning are lower than expected. This from an industry (e-learning) that has been existence for more than 12 years.
The premise of WBT courses is being morphed from its true premise of non-linear learning, where an end user can access anywhere, at any time, and as often as they want into a section or sub-section of a course, into a ILT approach, under the guise of online learning.