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ERIC Number: EJ802851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1366-5626
The Implementation and Use of E-Learning in the Corporate University
Macpherson, Allan; Homan, Gill; Wilkinson, Krystal
Journal of Workplace Learning, v17 n1-2 p33-48 2005
Purpose: The use of e-learning in corporate universities enables access and broadens the curriculum. This paper assesses the use and implementation of e-learning through case material, and explores some of the challenges and emerging concerns. Design/methodology/approach: The paper reviews the corporate university concept and considers how an e-learning pedagogy might contribute to its success. Three case reviews of e-learning adoption within corporate universities in the UK are included. Findings: The paper argues that if corporate universities do not incorporate both the pedagogical and learner preferences perspectives into their use of e-learning, this will seriously devalue the training experience. It concludes that the advantages of an online pedagogy are not fully exploited due to limitations in technology and other strategic priorities. In addition, a number of lessons have been learned by the pioneers of corporate e-learning, including the evolutionary nature of the programmes and the need to create "organisational readiness". Research limitations/implications: Further research into the views of learners in this debate is necessary. Originality/value: Provides evidence of the potential of e-learning as a key learning and development strategy within corporate universities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom