E‐learning: ageing workforce versus technology‐savvy generation

Karen Becker, Julie Fleming, Wilhelmina Keijsers
2012 Education + Training  
2011) E-learning in traditional industries: balancing the preferences of an ageing workforce with the expectations of a technoloigy-savvy generation. ABSTRACT There is widespread argument that traditional organisations and industries with a predominantly older workforce who are not using computers as an integral part of their work, are unlikely to embrace the opportunities afforded by e-learning. However, the challenge remains to engage a younger generation of learners who seem comfortable
more » ... ing with technology, whilst not alienating those older learners who may prefer to learn in more traditional ways. This paper analyses data from five case organisations within the Australian rail industry to identify how the potential of e-learning can be realised whilst acknowledging the technological divide between younger and older workers.
doi:10.1108/00400911211244687 fatcat:3z6ywka335ecdf3jkvkmhgjxfi