Trainer Opinions of Selected Computer-Based Training Methods

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In this study, the author surveyed 138 business professors concerning their opinions of various training methods. The respondents' ratings of computer-based training methods, such as Web-based ones, were lower than the ratings they gave more participative methods, such as internships and live cases. The professors gave higher ratings to Web course options that required more interaction between students and instructors and lower ratings to those involving less interaction, such as typed lectures and videos. The author uses andragogy theory to discuss the implications of these findings.