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Towards an E-learning Strategy in Higher Education: Environmental Analysis using Scenario Planning
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, , Fachhochschule Südwestfalen, Germany ; , ScMI AG, Germany

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in New Orleans, LA, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-12-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

E-Learning has been known as a multidisciplinary challenge from the beginning. Besides technological skills, didactical concepts are particularly accepted as prerequisite for the provision of successful e-learning. Considering its importance today, e-learning has also developed into a competitive criterion for many educational institutions, requiring systematic and prospective decisions on an institutional and strategic level. Educational Service Engineering (ESE) aims at adapting successful and proven concepts from other disciplines, especially business and IT within the e-learning context. In this line of thought this paper shows how scenario planning can be harnessed as a highly useful tool for understanding the structural uncertainties and possible futures of e-learning from the perspective of higher education institutions. It can help e-learning stakeholders develop a common language and understanding, thereby assisting them in deriving an educated e-learning strategy.

Citation

Stevenson, D.J., Weber, P. & Fink, A. (2014). Towards an E-learning Strategy in Higher Education: Environmental Analysis using Scenario Planning. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning (pp. 1870-1880). New Orleans, LA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2019 from .