Change from OLD TRADITIONAL WAY

Hi, I am sure many of you have already faced similar situations. Here is the detail:

I have a question or concern...currently we are developing our e-training contents;. But we are facing some sort of roadblocks from few of the colleagues who believe that old traditional way of classroom training is more effective than self paced e-learning. Even they think that it is NOT possible to demonstrate how to operate a process in eLearning. It may be due to the fact that they do not want to CHANGE or they are afraid of this new strategy.
But as I have researched, that various industries are now getting rid of old traditional classroom training and moving towards eLearning or virtual learning space. Few of the examples are IBM; Deloitte; Accenture etc.
What is the best way to convince them and the usage of e-learning? As our strategy is : Associates should learn from any kind of device, from any where, any time of the day, which is not possible at classroom training!

Please help how to change this mindset. Any suggestions? Comments? 

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Cheryl Theis

I had a similar situation with a few key stakeholders.  I took one of the instructor led classroom courses and built the module. Then at a meeting with those 2 stakeholders and a few well chosen supporters of online modules (and who had a say in the budget), I presented the module.  By being able to show them the module and how voice with graphics supports the content, 1 came on board and the other dragged his feet. After the completion of 6 modules, I heard that my non-supporter was recommending our modules to others plus bragged about how much time he had to do other projects now that he did not have to train onsite.  It took time, but it was worth it in the end.