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ERIC Number: EJ771825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1537-2456
Development of an E-Learning Culture in the Australian Army
Newton, Diane; Ellis, Allan
International Journal on E-Learning, v6 n4 p543-563 Oct 2007
For organisations with hierarchical management and training cultures, e-learning provides opportunities for standardising content, delivery, and course management while challenging traditional teacher-student relationships. This research based case study of the Australian Army provided a longitudinal perspective of the diverse factors influencing the development of an e-learning culture. In particular, instructors' perspectives articulated the diversity of interactions between the organisational culture, the learning environment, learners' characteristics and the instructors' role. As the adopters of e-learning, instructors were balancing organisational requirements with their perspectives of the role of e-learning. Providing instructors with some control and flexibility to manage e-learning delivery had reduced resistance and enabled them to develop a range of e-learning models to meet learners' needs. Thus, encouraging coherence between learners' needs, instructors' perspectives, the learning environment and the organisational culture contributed to the development of a supportive e-learning culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia