An E-learning Comparative Alignment Framework
Diane Newton, Allan Ellis, Southern Cross University, Australia
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Researching the factors influencing e-learning effectiveness is a complex and contentious task due to the dynamic, complex and interrelated factors in education and training environments. A recent major study of the Australian Army's use of e-learning courses approached the understanding of e-learning effectiveness factors by aligning multiple perspectives across e-learning activities. A model was proposed that highlights that e-learning effectiveness was framed primarily in terms of the alignment of the e-learning culture with the organisational culture. This paper presents the development of an E-learning Comparative Alignment Framework (ECAF) based on this model. This framework provides a scaffold and a comparative analysis approach for understanding e-learning effectiveness factors from multiple perspectives across an organisation. The practical and theoretical implications of the ECAF are discussed.
Newton, D. & Ellis, A. (2007). An E-learning Comparative Alignment Framework. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6369-6376). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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