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The Motivation for Self Directed E-learning.: Asynchronous Online Training: A Review.

Lauren Gallop.

In an effort to increase organisational learning , many organisations are creating an online learning environment that allows employees to access training courses at any time or place. Therefore the importance of researching this growing area of training and its effects within organisations is necessary to evaluate learning. Two forms of web-based or online learning are identified in this paper: interactive (synchronous) and non -interactive(asynchronous).This paper investigates asynchronous training. The research results indicate that learners have a preference for
synchronous training.


Lauren Gallop  (Australia)
Honours Graduate
School of Business Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne University of Technology

Lauren Gallop has recently completed her Bachelor of Business (Honours) majoring in Human Resource Management. Her Honours dissertation focussed on the evolving training medium of online learning. Lauren's interest in virtual training was a culmination of her studies in her Bachelor of Business degree, which incorporated an eMarketing minor.

  • Learning Theory
  • Asynchronous Training
  • Synchronous Training
  • Self Directed Learning

(Virtual Presentation, English)