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E-Learning Teams and Their Adult Learning Efforts in Corporate Settings: A Cross Analysis of Four Case Studies

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International Journal on E-Learning Volume 7, Number 2, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA


Four cases relating to the efforts of e-learning teams in valuing adult learners in their e-learning solutions were examined to better understand how e-learning teams value their adult learners within corporate settings. Two questions guided the analysis of the cases, they are

  1. What is the nature of the e-learning solutions in these cases?
  2. What strategies did the e-learning teams used to value adult learners?
    The nature of the e-learning solutions in these cases resulted in descriptions about e-learning context, e-learning format, types, and numbers of courses. The strategies that e-learning teams used to value adult learners related to front-end analysis, content selection, content sequence, and presentation, interactions, standards, assessments, locations, and transfer. The analysis illustrated that e-learning teams and their efforts to value adult learners in their e-learning solutions are influenced by factors such as team size, team talent, company size, and technology. The results of the cross-case analysis offer a synthesis that e-learning teams can use for benchmarking and evaluation.


Stewart, B. & Waight, C. (2008). E-Learning Teams and Their Adult Learning Efforts in Corporate Settings: A Cross Analysis of Four Case Studies. International Journal on E-Learning, 7(2), 293-309. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 23, 2019 from .


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