The use of e-learning technologies to promote effective and flexible learning has become common place at single institutions of learning, at specific educational levels or at the national level. According to Kearns (2002, p.ii) the information age has created a new role for training and education: “the impact of globalisation, information and communication technologies, and the accompanying shifts in the economy, labour market, and in the operations of enterprises have led to fundamental changes in the economy and society that have profound implications for the role of education and training.”