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E-learning: A Vehicle for E-Transformation or Trojan Horse for Enterprise? – Revisiting the Role of Public Higher Education Institutions
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, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

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

Abstract

This paper urges a rather more critical view of e-learning than that taken to date. It is argued that while Information Technology may enable transformation in the ways in which learning occurs, strong forces are converging to redefine education as a commercial rather than public activity, of which e-learning is one element. Inherently different perceptions of the teaching and learning process, based upon a commercial rather than a public model, combined with a certain amount of naïve technological progressivism are challenging the role of higher education. Poor implementations based upon flawed assumptions are also likely to lead to an e-learning bust in the higher education sector, in much the same way as the dot com phenomenon has collapsed under the weight of its own hype. The case is argued for diverse and informed models of education (including e-learning approaches and partnerships) that nurture local cultures and values, and produce socialized, adaptable and capable citizens rather than captive globalised consumers, colonized by monoculture online.

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Clear, T. (2002). E-learning: A Vehicle for E-Transformation or Trojan Horse for Enterprise? – Revisiting the Role of Public Higher Education Institutions. International Journal on E-Learning, 1(4), 15-21. Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 24, 2019 from .

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