Reflections on e-learning: pedagogy and practice in the corporate sector

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/13067
Title:
Reflections on e-learning: pedagogy and practice in the corporate sector
Authors:
Macpherson, Allan; Elliott, Meg; Harris, Irene; Homan, Gillian
Publisher:
Manchester Metropolitan University
Issue Date:
2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2173/13067
Additional Links:
http://www.ribm.mmu.ac.uk/wps/papers.php
Abstract:
The majority of the articles on e-learning inform organisations on its perceived benefits of flexibility, cost and breadth of coverage. The disadvantages are largely ignored. The pedagogical debate on e-learning concentrates on the delivery of elearning within a traditional educational forum and does not examine trends within a corporate environment. This study reflects on the directions and experiences of organisations in the FTSE 250 that are implementing e-learning. 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’. Further research is essential to consider all stakeholders’ experiences of e-learning, and the learner’s voice is significant by its absence in the debate.
Type:
Working Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Online pedagogy; E-learning; Corporate training; Evaluation
Series/Report no.:
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School Working Paper Series; 03-01
ISSN:
1478-8209

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dc.contributor.authorMacpherson, Allan-
dc.contributor.authorElliott, Meg-
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Irene-
dc.contributor.authorHoman, Gillian-
dc.date.accessioned2007-08-01T15:05:24Z-
dc.date.available2007-08-01T15:05:24Z-
dc.date.issued2003-
dc.identifier.issn1478-8209-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2173/13067-
dc.description.abstractThe majority of the articles on e-learning inform organisations on its perceived benefits of flexibility, cost and breadth of coverage. The disadvantages are largely ignored. The pedagogical debate on e-learning concentrates on the delivery of elearning within a traditional educational forum and does not examine trends within a corporate environment. This study reflects on the directions and experiences of organisations in the FTSE 250 that are implementing e-learning. 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’. Further research is essential to consider all stakeholders’ experiences of e-learning, and the learner’s voice is significant by its absence in the debate.en
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dc.publisherManchester Metropolitan Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesManchester Metropolitan University Business School Working Paper Seriesen
dc.relation.ispartofseries03-01en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ribm.mmu.ac.uk/wps/papers.phpen
dc.subjectOnline pedagogyen
dc.subjectE-learningen
dc.subjectCorporate trainingen
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.titleReflections on e-learning: pedagogy and practice in the corporate sectoren
dc.typeWorking Paperen
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