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ERIC Number: EJ873380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1741-8887
Staff Use of E-Learning and Graduate Competencies for the Knowledge Economy: A Study of the Misalignment between Rhetoric and Practice
Souleles, Nicos
E-Learning, v2 n3 p224-237 2005
E-learning is part of the wider debate on the changing role of higher education (HE). It is associated with the agenda on graduate employability and competencies for the knowledge economy (KE). Policy documents make explicit that participation in the KE is congruent with the acquisition of meta-skills. The role of HE is to provide for these competencies and e-learning is presented as assisting this objective. A primary prerequisite, however, is appropriate staff development. This qualitative study examines the relationship between the rhetoric and the practice of e-learning, and argues that issues associated with professional development exist at both institute and staff levels.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia