Systèmes d'Information et Management


Companies that wish to develop e-learning may proceed in two different ways: the first one is to create and develop a completely new and original course, where content and tools are developed simultaneously. The second way is to transfer into an e-learning environment a content that already exists in the company's traditional, face-to-face training. This is what a lot of corporations do, because it often enables them to capitalize on previous experiences and investments. However, a mere transfer is often considered as unproductive, if not impossible. Is it possible to transfer a successful face-to-face course into an e-learning environment? In this case, what is the best way to do it? What are the main challenges and the key success factors? This article will answer these questions through the description and analysis of a pilot e-learning project in a large international organization.