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Chrm Message From: jagadish Total Posts: 52 Join Date: 30/09/2006
Rank: Manager Post Date: 16/04/2008 09:40:21 Points: 260 Location: United States

Dear All,

I wonder if the indian HR and Training Managers of 21st centuary are aware of eLearning as mode of training or not.

While big organizations like IBM, Microsoft,Oracle and thousands of other benefited from this mode of eLearning, I never saw a single message on any HR Forum about how HR managers and training managers using technology to improve their organizations. I think, HR and training managers are either do not want to learn new things or still not aware about new developments around them.

I hope Indian HR Managers should learn from IBM and many other organizations about how they used Knowledge Management System to retain the knowledge of the employ who left the organization by developing a knowledge repository.

What are your views on this ??


Chrm Message From: tiwarirekha Total Posts: 24 Join Date: 30/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 16/04/2008 09:41:48 Points: 120 Location: United States


Some of my batchmates / juniors from college have spawned eLearning companies and are doing pretty well. Pls check out - might suit some of your requirements.




Chrm Message From: pOOrnima Total Posts: 31 Join Date: 30/09/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 16/04/2008 09:42:57 Points: 155 Location: United States

You seem to be asking us to step out of our comfort zones. I have seen cases where when the developer is put in a classroom training, the project manager takes stock of project status with the team over yahoo messenger! It is the very self-paced nature of eLearning which is projected as its USP that sometimes makes it difficult to use. Speaking from a learner's perspective, I can postpone to tomorrow whatever I can postpone to tomorrow, because I have too many things to do today. And tomorrow never comes. That is why from a training manager's perspective, I would prefer classroom training.

We need a sea change in attitude to make this concept work. One, the learner today feels comfortable in the legacy way of training (classroom). Changing that is a lesser challenge. Two, the line needs to be convinced it also needs to cooperate in getting employees skilled, and it needs to balance between sharpening the saw and cutting the wood. This is a challenge.



Chrm Message From: jagadish Total Posts: 52 Join Date: 30/09/2006  
Rank: Manager Post Date: 16/04/2008 09:44:12 Points: 260 Location: United States


You are absolutely right at your point, but I never saw or heard a HR or training manager talking from technology perspective. Many times in our organization we raised a topic " Why HR Persons rarely become CEO".

I saw they never talks beyound silly topics like performance appraisal.
I have not heared about a single HR manager making innovative contribution to his/her organization and numerous HR forums from whom we are getting message are real example of What HR manager thinks or do in their organization.

Even in meeting they never talks about innovation. I think that is why very few organization gave importance to their HR department.


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