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ERIC Number: EJ1060957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Organizational Support in Online Learning Environments: Examination of Support Factors in Corporate Online Learning Implementation
Schultz, Thomas L.; Correia, Ana-Paula
International Journal on E-Learning, v14 n1 p83-95 Jan 2015
This article explores the role of different types of support in corporate online learning programs. Most research has not specifically focused on all of the support factors required to provide a corporate online learning program, although many research studies address several in regards to the research outcome. An effort was made in this article to identify support factors in most corporate online learning programs and discuss how those support variables are used. The three main support factors identified are monetary, organization (such as time and technology), and learner (such as peer, motivation, and manager support). Monetary support factors supply money by way of program development or education subsidy, while organization support may include time for employees to learn as well as technology to interface online programs. Learner support factors, such as peer support, identify groups of employees who can collaborate on learning topics, while motivation support concerns whether the online experience is a "good match" for the employee. Finally, manager support helps to set expectations and identify goals for the learner.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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