Understanding Participation in E-Learning in Organizations: A Large-Scale Empirical Study of Employees
International Journal of Training and Development Volume 14, Number 3, ISSN 1360-3736
Much remains unknown in the increasingly important field of e-learning in organizations. Drawing on a large-scale survey of employees (N = 557) who had opportunities to participate in voluntary e-learning activities, the factors influencing participation in e-learning are explored in this empirical paper. It is hypothesized that key variables derived from the theories of planned behaviour and instructional design--general-person characteristics, motivation to learn, general and task-specific self-efficacy, situational barriers and enablers, and instructional design characteristics--will predict participation in e-learning. Using structural equation modelling, we find statistical support for the overall theoretical model proposed. We discuss the implications for practice.
Garavan, T.N., Carbery, R., O'Malley, G. & O'Donnell, D. (2010). Understanding Participation in E-Learning in Organizations: A Large-Scale Empirical Study of Employees. International Journal of Training and Development, 14(3), 155-168.