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Organisational implications for adopting e-learning


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The increasing use of e-learning in work-based and work-place education and training challenge traditional training approaches where a significant portion of training provided has, in the past, been “classroom-based”. It is anticipated this move to e-learning will provide organisations with increased flexibility of provision, reduction in time-off-task to undertake training, and improved productivity. However, increasing use of e-learning creates challenges for organisations. For example, how do they effectively manage the change in approaches to training, how do they make informed ICT investment decisions, how do they access digital content and how do they measure their progress? This presentation will demonstrate how a conceptual framework (A.C.E) can be used by organisations to effectively and efficiently plan for and monitor e-learning implementations.The A.C.E framework is underpinned by three As, Cs and Es.The constituent parts of the framework are:

• The 3As: aligned with the three stages of a project life-cycle; Awareness: (new initiatives in e-learning applications challenge organisations to reflect on existing training). Action: (implementation of e-learning is planned and managed). Accomplishment: (organisations evaluate how the e-learning has impacted on their training).

• The 3Cs: aligned with the foundation pillars of e-learning integration. Context (how physical and virtual environments are created and maintained), Content (how information is designed, authored, and accessed), and Capability (the ability of participants to actively engage in the environments created).

• The 3Es: aligned with indicators enabling organisations to evaluate progress: Enabled (the technologies used are robust and easily accessible by employees and instructors). Engaged (the training offered actively engages the participants) and Empowered (employees and instructors are competent and confident).

The presentation will conclude with examples of how the A.C.E. Framework has been used by the Waikato Institute of Technology to make decisions around the introduction of e-learning applications and mobile technologies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Additional Information: This was an invited presentation
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-learning, work-based, work-place
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
Depositing User: John Clayton
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2010 06:14
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:26

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