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Barriers to the implementation of E-learning system with focus on organizational culture
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Title: Barriers to the implementation of E-learning system with focus on organizational culture

Introduction: Nowadays, Information Technology has become a necessity for businesses not only to gain competitive advantage but also to survive. Strategic use of new educational technologies can enhance learning and teaching process. In order to stay viable in this intense competitive environment, providers of education and trainings have developed efficient and effective learning environment, called E-learning. However with the success there also exist barriers containing the cultural aspects of the organizations throughout the implementation process.  

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to describe and analyze critical factors which may affect the implementation of E-learning system with a special focus on organizational culture.

 

Research Question: What are the critical barriers of implementing E-learning system and what is the role of organizational culture in successful implementation of E-learning system?

Research design:  This research is based on a qualitative approach and based on secondary data collection method. The required literature has been obtained by searching Mälardalen University’s library. Furthermore, authors have used online library (ebrary) as well as other libraries’ databases such as Elin, Emerald, Eric and EBSCO. Reference books from university library were also used in the course of the research. The data has been extracted from articles which are title base keywords search criteria were used for searching articles. Our research is exploratory and based on the Interactive model which consists of three activities which are data reduction, data display, and conclusion. Research analysis emphasizes more on comparing various authors’ view to analyze and describe the critical barriers and role of organizational culture to successfully employ E-learning system in organizations.

 Target audience: This research provides a general guidance to the readers and organizations interested in E-learning initiative and for those who have already implemented E-learning.

 Conclusion: This research elicited and examined a number of various points of views about the barriers of implementing E-learning system in organizations. Within organization, bridging education is challenging if the organizational culture is unwilling to accept an E-learning initiative. Finally it was suggested that by behavioral change and by motivating the employees can new vitality and momentum can be brought for implementation success. Organization should underpin their implementation strategy of E-learning system proactively to reap the maximum benefits.

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , p. 79
Keywords [en]
E-learning system, Critical barriers for Implementing, Organizational culture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-9923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-9923DiVA, id: diva2:326626
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Available from: 2010-07-06 Created: 2010-06-23 Last updated: 2010-07-06Bibliographically approved

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