A Critical Analysis on the Evolution of E-Learning
Drew Wesley, Community Information Toronto, Canada
International Journal on E-Learning Volume 1, Number 4, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
E-learning is evolving from a simple web-based tool into a complex managed environment. Built into new e-learning systems is the ability to monitor a learner's course selections and progress. In an era where organizations seek to tempt innovation from knowledge, the impact of tightly supervised e-learning environments becomes a key consideration. Drawing from ideas stemming from agent and social exchange theories, this paper demonstrates that under conditions where organizational relationships exist involving trust and loyalty, monitoring can have a detrimental effect on the utilization of e-learning environments. Conversely, monitoring may proclaim a positive impact on e-learning usage in circumstances where jobs are simple or mundane, and an abstract relationship defines that between the supervisor and supervisee.
Wesley, D. (2002). A Critical Analysis on the Evolution of E-Learning. International Journal on E-Learning, 1(4), 41-48. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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