A learner perspective on barriers to e-learning

Becker, Karen L., Newton, Cameron J., & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2013) A learner perspective on barriers to e-learning. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 53(2), pp. 211-233.

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This study aims to identify and categorize barriers to e-learning adoption and the relative impact of those barriers on learners. It contributes to the understanding of learner perceptions of barriers, the different types of barriers and their relative importance. This study used a quantitative methodology grounded in previous literature. The study is based on a self-administered questionnaire conducted with employees in a rail organisation. This research demonstrates there are three key factors that represent barriers to e-learning: the nature of e-learning as a learning approach, the use of technology, and concerns about lack of time and potential interruptions when trying to complete e-learning.

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ID Code: 62814
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: e-learning, Learning Barriers, Learning Technologies, e-learning Adoption, HERN
ISSN: 1443-1394
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 24 Sep 2013 23:39
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2014 05:42

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