How can e-Learning, or computer based training, be more effective? [Quora]

The question expanded was the following:

“Most of the people that I’ve met are not happy with eLearning / CBT applications. The only time an employee goes online is when something is mandated for appraisal, and that’s true especially for IT/Software companies. Any guesses why? How can eLearning, something that has been touted as a saviour, be really made somewhat and/or more effective?”

In my opinion, E-Learning, as a means for making educational resources accessible to learners, is still ripe with promise.

In practice, the complaints are generally around a devolution of something noble (learning) and how its been commoditized (the e-learning your people might be complaining about).

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