Closing the learning gap

Caroline Thorpe (Employer Delivery Manager at Ufi/learndirect, Sheffield, UK. Tel: 0114 2915000 and 07867 501271, Fax: 0114 2915199, E‐mail:

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Publication date: 1 December 2004


The proliferation of e‐learning is challenging the convention, not only of where and how it is possible to learn, but also of who is able to learn. For a number of the UK’s disabled, those whose early education either was not completed or was not even possible, online courses have enabled them to finally close the gaps in their education and gain the skills necessary to further their careers.



Thorpe, C. (2004), "Closing the learning gap", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 18 No. 6, pp. 16-18.

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