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Web-based training (sometimes called e-learning) is anywhere, any-timeinstruction delivered over the Internet or a corporate�intranetto browser-equipped learners. There are two primary models of Web-basedinstruction: synchronous (instructor-facilitated) and asynchronous (self-directed, self-paced). Instruction can be delivered by a combination ofstatic methods (learning portals, hyperlinked pages,
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screen cam tutorials,streaming audio/video, and live Web broadcasts) and interactive methods(threaded discussions, chats, and desk-top video conferencing).The ASTD (American Society for Training and Development) estimates that75% of the U.S. workforce will need some kind of retraining within thenext five years in order to keep pace with industry needs and increasinglyglobal competition. Hewlett-Packard estimates the half-life ofan bachelor's degree in engineering can be as short as 18 months. Enthusiastsfeel that Web-based instruction is the perfect solution to meeting theneeds of life-long learners
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