This article sets out the features of companies that use e-learning to train their workers.
Moreover, the factors that determine why companies use this education methodology are
analysed. The study indicates that the variables that have traditionally explained the existence
of training processes within a company, such as larger company size, a bettereducated
workforce, or an employment relationship of indefinite duration, are not useful
when explaining why a company is more likely to train its workers using e-learning.
Instead, intensive use of digital technology (ICT), the capability to innovate with such
technologies or a greater adaptability in work processes explains, to a large extent, the
probability of e-learning in the organisations. This fact produces a virtuous circle between
ICT learning and practice at the “digitised” workplace.
This research is based upon data obtained from a survey made with a sample of 2,038
executives representing the Catalan business sector.