E-learning won’t solve all problems

By Asha Tomlinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/14/2002

E-learning has been widely touted as the answer to many of the challenges that make it difficult to take training. And make no mistake, there are still many challenges — a recent report from Statistics Canada revealed that 1.5 million working Canadians are disappointed in their on-the-job training. Being too busy at work was the number one barrier.

Through virtual training it’s said employees can go online anywhere and at any time, but for older workers e-learning may in fact be a barrier itself.

As businesses continue to embrace this phenomenon, older employees are finding themselves left behind, simply trying to learn the basics of today’s intricate and complex computer software.