Work-Based Distributed Learning

Work-based distributed learning is the use of information and communication technologies for providing networked training and educational opportunities to employees anytime, anywhere. It is being used to enhance employee performance and personal growth, help product or service development, promote stronger linkages with suppliers or clients, and provide access to educational opportunities for lifelong learning.

The major players in the field include corporations that have been using distributed learning to train staff, universities that are providing access to higher education programs such as undergraduate degrees and MBAs, companies that are opening their online training facilities to clients and suppliers, labor unions that are training their members in subjects such as collective bargaining, companies that are providing training certificates, and courseware-writing companies and other software producers.

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