Technology-Mediated Learning Environment -- TutorPro
Patrizia S. Jackson
January 30, 2010
Example used with permission from the student 2/18/2010.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Executive Summary 3
II. Definition/History of Technology-Mediate Learning Environment 3
III. Background of Law Firm X 4
IV. Discussion of Current Business Issues 4
V. Proposed Solution 6
VI. Recommendations for the Executive Committee 8
VII. Attachments 11
VIII. References 13 I.
This research paper examines the technology-mediated learning environment and the advantages of using online technology to facilitate staff training. Additionally, this paper discusses Law FirmX's implementation of
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Technology-mediated learning (“TML”) environment assists in the need for education to be readily accessible and flexible. There is an “increased demand for a highly educated workforce and for the continuous learning and upgrading of employees' skill set.” (Alavi, & Leidner, 2001, p. 2). It can be difficult and expensive for organizations to release a number of staff for fixed training. Employers often prefer TML since it provides employees flexibility and convenience to increase skill level when it is conducive to employee's schedules and without being released from the work station. With an increasing number of organizations focusing “on internal capabilities for success, training is no longer a cost center but a strategic one.” (Gupta & Bostrom, 2009, p. 687). Moreover, TML has reduced the need for organizations to hire a internal and external consultant to train employees.” Training is one of the most common methods companies employ to enhance the productivity of individuals and to communicate organizational goals to new employees.” (Smith & Reed, 2008, p. 1).
“The trend in TML investment is highly visible in both organizations and academic institutions.” (Gupta & Bostrom, 2009, p. 687). In 2008, "U.S. organizations with 100 or more employees spent $134.39 billion on formal training, with 32.6 percent performed through technology mediation." (ASTD, 2008). By the end of 2009, Gartner predicts that "60 percent