Integrating e-learning in company training programmes: an opportunity to increase the value of internal know-how

Cinzia Bianchino, Antonio Campanella, Giada Marinensi, Carlo Maria Medaglia, Enrico Ruozzi

Abstract


Employee training is a need for every company, public corporation and organization. Filling this need requires a strong economic and organizational commitment.
Compared with traditional classroom training, e-learning gives increased flexibility in terms of time and place, permitting a reduction of direct and indirect training costs and the optimization of time spent on training. The possibility to personalize training courses lends itself to the fulfilment of learning objectives for a wide range of professional needs in large companies and organizations. Finally, an adequate involvement of company employees in the design, implementation, delivery and assessment phases of e-learning courses represents an opportunity for improvement and development of human resources within the organization itself.
With these considerations in mind, the Italian Revenue Agency has chosen to include e-learning in its training programme by implementing a pilot project.
This paper will outline the most significant aspects of the pilot project, underlining the choices made in defining the productive process and course didactics. There will also be a description of the contribution made by Revenue Agency experts and the role of e-learning tutors during course delivery, monitoring and assessment.

Keywords


e-learning; blended learning; e-tutoring; Instructional Design; virtual classroom; workplace learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.20368/1971-8829/519



Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society | ISSN (online) 1971 - 8829 | ISSN (paper) 1826 - 6223 © 2017 Je-LKS - Italian e-Learning Association (SIe-L).