The commercial success of e-learning techniques has not been matched in terms of optimism from teachers and educational staff, according to two new surveys. Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, carried out the two surveys ("E-learning and training in Europe" and "Users' views on e-learning") and presented the results at the E-learn expo in Paris and at the Learntec 2002 conference, both at the beginning of February. The surveys found that while suppliers of e-learning products and services have shown year on year increases in revenues of 70%, only 17% of teachers and trainers who responded in the survey felt that they were well equipped in terms of their skills to use e-learning techniques.The gap between the upbeat news from the commercial side of e-learning, which now accounts for over 30% of public and private suppliers' revenues, compared with...

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