ERIC Number: EJ783416
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
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Designing Capacity-Building in E-Learning Expertise: Challenges and Strategies
Aczel, J. C.; Peake, S. R.; Hardy, P.
Computers & Education, v50 n2 p499-510 Feb 2008
This research study looks at how organizations in developing countries perceive the challenge of building capacity in e-learning expertise. Data was collected on six such organizations, and a range of perceived rationales and constraints were identified. The paper hypothesizes a four-part framework to define the e-learning capacity gaps that these circumstances appear to represent: the "instructional design capacity gap", the "production capacity gap", the "tutorial capacity gap" and the "community building gap". The framework is used to re-examine the data to explore the ways in which the organizations' e-learning activities might constitute strategic responses to the hypothesized capacity gaps.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Developing Nations, Computers, Community Development, Organizational Development, Distance Education
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