e-‐‑LEARNING METHOD IN MANAGER TRAINING
Gökçe Tas, Barıs Baraz Anadolu University, Eskisehir, TURKEY
• This study aims to investigate e-learning as a method, which is used in manager training and determining the aspects of the individuals, who get trained by e-learning. • In this study shortly manager definition, reasons for manager training, purposes for training and methods in manager training are explained, as the method for manager training e-learning is approached. Emphasizing on the e-learning notion, method’s strong and weak points are classified and as a training method preferring the reasons for e-learning are emphasized. • For this reason managers who are trained by e-learning are examined by a quantitative research. Whether managers have chosen e-learning as a training method or not and comparing conventional methods qualifications that e-learning has are tried to determine in the study.
• The aim of this study is to determine what inferior and superior sides e-learning holds, compared to other training methods. Study has importance in pointing out opinions about the trainings that managers received by using e-learning. • Data used in the study have been collected by means of survey. There are 28 questions in the survey form. The expressions which were made by using 5 points likert scale • SPSS 19 package program was used analysing the data.
• The basic assumption of the study is that the participants are qualified enough to evaluate e-learning method and to compare features of e-learning with that of traditional methods • Reports of Istanbul Chamber of Industry were analysed and VESTEL was chosen for the survey, which is in the 13th place in the list of Turkey's 500 Biggest Industrial Establishments and is serving in electronics sector in Istanbul. • The first reason for this establishment to be chosen is that they were using e-learning method and the second is that they have trained nearly 3000 employees with the e-learning method so far. • Survey forms were sent via e-mail to the employees working in the establishment's head office in Istanbul and answers were received via the same way. In total 85 employees, working as managers, were sent questionnaire.
• The aim of this study is to determine what inferior and superior sides e-learning holds, compared to other training methods. Study has importance in pointing out opinions about the trainings that managers received by using e-learning. • Consist of %40,8 female and %59,2 male managers. • %3,9 are younger than 24, %56,6 are between the ages 25 and 32, %31,6 are between the ages 35 and 44 and %7,9 are between the ages 45 and 54. This shows that investigated establishment has a young manager profile. • %2,6 are high school, %7,9 are associate degree, %53,9 are university and %35,5 are master graduates. It is a sign that the managers, working on the establishment have a high education.
• When the faculty from which the managers have graduated, is concerned, engineering faculties takes the first place with %40,5, faculties of economics and administrative sciences gets the second place with %37,8. Afterwards these two groups above, faculty of arts and sciences and vocational high school graduates take place with the equal %5,4. Rest of the managers are; %4,1 faculty of communication, %2,7 faculty of education and with the equal proportions of %1,4 are faculty of law, faculty of language history and geography and faculty of veterinary. • When working time of an manager is concerned, it is observed that %30,2 of the managers have 1 year or less, %39,6 have 1-5 years and %30,2 have more than 5 years management experience. It is expressed that, also according to the company's young manager employment policy, working times are mainly between 1 and 5 years. • It is seen that, %96,1 of the managers, attended to the survey, have opportunity to use computer regularly,
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