ERIC Number: EJ695841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 33
Engaging in the Future of E-Learning: a Scenarios-Based Approach
Bell, Mark; Martin, Graeme; Clarke, Thomas
Education + Training, v46 n6-7 p296-307 2004
E-Learning has been frequently heralded as a transforming influence on global education and corporate training. Despite such rhetoric, the adoption, diffusion and exploitation of e-Learning by educational institutions and organizations have been slower than anticipated. In this paper we attempt to examine the future of e-learning by adopting a scenario planning approach, which formed the basis of a recent major international conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland in February 2004. We set out the background of the study, the methodology used to investigate the futures of e-learning and reflect on the process and outcomes of the exercise to provide some assistance for practitioners in the field. Our general conclusions are that the scenarios have been a valuable starting point to engage in a more informed discussion of how e-learning may transform education and training markets and the ways in which people learn over the next decade.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Schools, Educational Change, Industrial Training, Educational Planning, Global Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Edinburgh); United Kingdom (Scotland)