Employer attitudes and lack of computers are holding back social care staff from e-learning, according to Social Care Institute for Excellence research.
Scie found 75% of employers estimated less than 10% of their organisational training made use of e-learning, even though nearly half of them feel it could be an effective tool.
E-learning methods include the internet, CD-Roms, virtual learning environments, interactive social care-related programmes, work-related SMS text messaging and work-related digital TV.
Scie claimed employer attitudes were a barrier to uptake. Some 66% of employees believed they had the relevant IT skills to use e-learning, but only 42% of employers believed staff could cope with e-learning.