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Ajay Pangarkar, workplace performance strategist, is disappointed with the progress of e-learning. He is now convinced that eLearning – once a platform of great promise – has fallen far short of its potential. Pangarkar introduces his vision of how e-learning might be revolutionized. While the article introduces some interesting ideas, readers may have to delve into further reading to unearth actionable strategies. getAbstract recommends this summary to e-learning practitioners interested in improving their offerings.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why e-learning hasn’t lived up to its potential,
  • How e-learning practitioners can harness technology to create a “lean learning” environment and
  • What practitioners will have to provide for eLearning to be taken seriously.

About the Author

Ajay Pangarkar is a performance strategist, a CTDP, a CPA, a CMA and author of The Trainer’s Balanced Scorecard. He is also the president of CentralKnowledge.



Computers, the Internet, streaming video, mobile technology – when they went mainstream, these advances had business leaders giddy with the potential of e-learning. They would no longer have to hire instructors to be physically present to teach. Employees wouldn’t need to travel to far-flung locations to learn new competencies. Business processes wouldn’t suffer interruption every time an employee needed to learn a new skill. Learning could take place anytime, anywhere and with minimal disruption to the company.

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