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E-Learning Lessons from the Corporate World
Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
  • Hyo-Joo Han, Georgia Southern University
  • Geoffrey Dick, University of New South Wales
  • Thomas L. Case, Georgia Southern University
  • Craig Van Slyke, Saint Louis University
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This chapter examines the development of online learning systems, how they incorporate reusable learning modules and how various forms of assessment are employed to improve the quality of the learning outcomes. Corporations are adopting online learning, or e-learning, at a dramatic rate, partly driven by a desire for cost reduction and partly to ensure that all staff have the required skills and ability to their jobs. Organizations are increasingly linking the systems for delivery of this learning into human resource management systems. Universities, despite some movement to e-learning are in a position to learn form the developments in the corporate world. A case study is used to illustrate many of the concepts discussed. In conclusion, the chapter suggests how these corporate experiences might be transferred into the academic world and sounds a note of warning for the universities if they fail to match the corporate offerings.

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Hyo-Joo Han, Geoffrey Dick, Thomas L. Case and Craig Van Slyke. "E-Learning Lessons from the Corporate World" Hershey, PAHandbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology (2008) p. 446 - 469
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