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E-learning is the hottest trend currently being adopted in the education and business industry E-learning means learning over the internetintranet and this can be done at the learners own pace or at real time LiNE Zine 2001 Regardless of the flexibility and self pace learning e-learning has been a stab in the back for many organisations as they have spent millions of dollars on the technology infrastructure to implement online learning but most corporate learners had joined the courses and they did not stay to complete it At Motorola University 69 of the students had dropped out The New Corporate University Review 2003 The attrition rate the number of students enrolled in the course dwindles was alarming for many companies including Toyota GE Capital New York Online University NYUonline Corporate University Xchange Inc and others According to Workforce Management 2003 many online learners neglect their courses complaining that they dont have enough time as some of the courses could only be viewed on the companys intranet and the distraction from the other colleagues made it impossible to complete the course during working hours The importance of completing the course was not clearly emphasised by the management and the immediate supervisor and the course instructor did not check on the learners performance thus resulting in de-motivation for the students The courses were poorly designed and certain aspect of the modules werent relevant to the employees job The course could not be customised according to the learners preference for instance they were not given a choice of information delivery ie in audio or text The e-learning technology is new to most of the employees and a shocking number of them did not know how to go about using the programme as the guidelines were brief and insufficient especially to the computer illiterates The students could not depend on their instructors as some then were inexperienced thus they were not an ideal source of knowledge
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