Quotes From Leading Industry Figures
Learning
"Tell me, and I'll forget. Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I'll understand."
Chinese Proverb

 

"The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage."
Peter Senge, Fifth Discipline

"E-learning gets information out there faster and can be modified more easily than the traditional long-term, lecture-based training class."
Greg Heeter, Director of e-Learning Services, Siemens ICN

"It's not e-learning or c-learning; it's learning."
Chuck Ferguson, Sun Microsystems

“Financial services companies have been fined millions of pounds because they did not have a compliance culture in place. Using e-learning, we can educate people about what the corporate values are, especially if you have a large workforce over lots of sites.”
Paul Fegan, Managing Director, Absolutely Training

"Our sales force has been clamouring for this. They'll attend a Siemens Virtual University course and then later need to refer to it because they're going out on a sales pitch and they forgot one point that was made."
Donna Boyett, Manager of e-Learning Technologies and Services, Siemens ICN

"We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning."
Elliott Masie, Masie Center

"Learning how to learn has become the most fundamental skill that an educated person needs to master, and the instrument that enables learning in almost every field is the computer."
Dr Peshe Kauriloff, Adjunct Associate Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania

"The next big killer application on the internet is going to be education. Education over the internet is going to be so big it is going to make e-mail usage look like a rounding error."
John Chambers, CEO, Cisco Systems

“It bridges the gap between HR and the business, we have saved hundreds of thousands of pounds this way.”
William Ward, general e-learning manager, Cable & Wireless

“We have been in e-learning since its birth. It means you don’t have to worry about sending CDs round the globe and two weeks later finding they are out of date.”
William Ward, general e-learning manager, Cable & Wireless

“Implementing technology in an organization’s training initiatives adds a valuable resource for supporting overall learning strategies. If you have not yet implemented technology in your training initiatives, find out what a difference it could make. You will not regret it.”
Bonni Frazee, Vice-President of Human Resource Development, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers Inc.

"When you have a high-profile person cheerleading for you, people will see that e-learning isn’t just a human resources initiative, it’s a strategic imperative."
Michele Cunningham, Vice-President of Marketing, THINQ Learning Solutions

"E-learning converts aren't just saving on travel expenses; they're providing more consistent training across the organization and they're shortening the lag time employees experience between learning new skills and actually applying them on the job. Organizations are also improving productivity because study can take place in increments at convenient times that don't interfere with peak workloads. "
Penny Lunt, Transform Magazine

“Online learning is not the next big thing, it is the now big thing.”
Donna J Abernathy, Training and Development Editor

"Studies show that through the use of simulation you can eliminate one to four months' worth of [on-the-job training]."
James Lundy, Vice-President and e-Learning Expert at Gartner, Stamford, CT

“Someone can take a course in MS Word and learn how to make a table. Six months later they find themselves in a situation in which they actually have to make a table but have forgotten how to do it. They can go back into that course, enter that learning module, relearn how to make the table, come back out and go back to their desk and do their work. It makes learning available to people in the form they need it, when they need it, as they need it.”
Roy Tucker, Director of the Division of Organization and Employee Development, Office of Human Resources, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

“I thought I was more receptive to classroom settings with a person standing and teaching and interacting but I found that [the distance learning material] was engaging. The structure and the presentation of the information was extremely effective. And you can’t say enough for the convenience.”
Nikki Bratcher-Bowman, Dispute Resolution Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

"E-learning can help improve workforce morale and increase employee retention… Traditional training methods are becoming less effective and increasingly cost-prohibitive, especially during leaner economic times.”
Jerry Fireman, IQ Business Strategies, Cisco Systems 

 
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