Organizational Development: Moving Towards E-Learning
Caroline Akhras, Notre Dame University, Lebanon
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-76-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The aim of this paper is threefold: to explore an impact of constantly changing circumstances in technology on organizations in the contemporary business-market; to clarify the role of e-learning therein; and to explore the managerial implications of moving towards an e-learning architecture as a distinctive competitive advantage. Data was gathered using face-to-face interviews and a survey in two major organizational divisions. It was found that the participants had WBEIT knowledge and skills yet lacked readiness. They held that e-learning was a distinctive competitive advantage in the marketplace and a time-management-facilitator of teaching on millennial students. Despite that, they were not encouraged to implement e-learning due to personal or institutional barriers. Based on the results, it is recommended that further training and development is invested in web-based learning to bridge the technological and instructional gap
Akhras, C. (2009). Organizational Development: Moving Towards E-Learning. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2009--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2304-2313). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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