So often when I talk to people about eLearning I am asked if it is going to replace classroom learning. My reply is always the same...no, and here is why I believe that to be true. People learn through different ways, some are visual learners, some are auditory, some are kinesthetic and for this reason I think that there will always be a place for different ways of presenting material.
As a classroom trainer and eLearning designer I also think that there are ways these two methods can compliment each other. For example, a person attends a classroom session and learns material and isn't able to put it into practice for several months after the class. When it is time for them to apply what they learned the material may have been forgotten. An eLearning module that complements the classroom session can provide that just in time refresher that they need to apply all the material and achieve the desired training results.
Here are a couple of blogs I read this morning that provide further illustration of my belief:
E-Learning vs. Classroom Learning
E-Learning modules are not the complete replacement
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