Steve Cottle

I’m a fan of e-learning, when it means interacting with a live instructor, but dread it when it means listening to a recorded voice and watching rudimentary animations and slide shows. I’ve taken about 200 hours of electronic and live learning courses over the past five years and have found that the prerecorded courses simply can’t compare to those courses in which a live instructor can “read” the audience, interact, and answer questions. The technology that can help make e-learning a valuable experience is ubiquitous, but it takes as much planning and execution as a live course to do it well.