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ERIC Number: ED562310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Motivating an Action Design Research Approach to Implementing Online Training in an Organisational Context
Rogerson, Christine; Scott, Elsje
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on e-Learning (Prague, Czech Republic, Jul 23-26, 2013)
The purpose of this paper is to explore the effectiveness of Action Design Research (ADR), a combination of Action Research and Design Science Research, as a methodology to examine how the implementation of e-learning will affect the learning outcomes for staff training in an organisational context. The research involves an intervention in the finance course offerings for staff training in the workplace. The paper briefly introduces the research problem of an inflexible and inefficient finance training offering, and the proposed solution of implementing e-learning. It then describes the seven principles of ADR in detail, in a tabular format, with particular reference to their application in this study. The paper then summarises how the seven principles fit into the four stages of ADR, namely, (1) problem formulation, (2) building, intervention and evaluation, (3) reflection and learning, and (4) Formalisation of learning. After discussing the ADR principles and how they relate to the research study, the paper concludes with the suitability and advantages of adopting an ADR approach to e-learning research. These benefits appear to be meeting the challenge of IS as an applied discipline, by implementing a solution in a real world situation, whilst also adding to e-learning theory and academic knowledge. [For the full proceedings, see ED562127.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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