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Rosanne D'Ausilio, Ph.D. Editor and Publisher
Volume VII, Issue 3
Date: March 1, 2006 - Classroom Training Is Alive and Well
According to the 24th United States Training Industry Study (2005), $51.1 billion was budgeted for formal training with a line item of $13.5 billion for training products and services.
As you know, there’s been much talk about e-learning, on-demand learning, and just-in-time formats, but what this study reports is that 70% of all formal training is provided by live instructors in classrooms.
Only 8% of organizations used only online learning. What we suggest is that online learning by itself is minimal, and one dimensional. Yet it’s used frequently as a component of blended learning—between 15% and 30% according to this study.
Learning in a live group environment has such added value. For instance,
Training is a process, not an event. Therefore, it should be delivered over time. We suggest four hour increments on low volume days with each employee receiving a minimum of 24 hours of live, interactive, real time training per year.
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