Do e-learning applications click with students globally? A study of the development and adoption of WriteCite.com

Hargreaves, Michael (2011) Do e-learning applications click with students globally? A study of the development and adoption of WriteCite.com. In Barton, Siew-Mee, Hedberg, John, & Suzuki, Katsuaki (Eds.) Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 : Global Conference on Learning and Technology, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 2092-2097.

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Abstract

This paper traces the process of invention of adoption of WriteCite.com which is an internet based learning tool used by students to format citation lists. A number of theoretical issues relating to development and deployment of online learning tools are addressed in this paper. A significant finding in this paper is that adoption rate of new technologies amongst students, in this case for WriteCite.com, is not immediately global in nature despite the internet's ubiquity and the existence of internationally accepted bibliographic styles. Rather, and in contrast to neo theories of technology internationalisation, early-stage adoption tends to be geo-centric and concentrated in the US. In the case of WriteCite.com, which has not been sponsored by an academic institution, the findings reflect voluntary rates of globa adoption. From an applied perspective, the process of identifying globally contestable markets is relevant to developers of online learning tools.

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ID Code: 79648
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISBN: 9781880094853
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 AACE
Deposited On: 23 Dec 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 03:02

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