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Development of an E-Learning Culture in the Australian Army
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, , Southern Cross University, Australia

International Journal on E-Learning Volume 6, Number 4, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

For organisations with hierarchical management and training cultures, e-learning provides opportunities for standardising content, delivery, and course management while challenging traditional teacher-student relationships. This research based case study of the Australian Army provided a longitudinal perspective of the diverse factors influencing the development of an e-learning culture. In particular, instructors' perspectives articulated the diversity of interactions between the organisational culture, the learning environment, learners' characteristics and the instructors' role. As the adopters of e-learning, instructors were balancing organisational requirements with their perspectives of the role of e-learning. Providing instructors with some control and flexibility to manage e-learning delivery had reduced resistance and enabled them to develop a range of e-learning models to meet learners' needs. Thus, encouraging coherence between learners' needs, instructors' perspectives, the learning environment and the organisational culture contributed to the development of a supportive e-learning culture.

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Newton, D. & Ellis, A. (2007). Development of an E-Learning Culture in the Australian Army. International Journal on E-Learning, 6(4), 543-563. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 19, 2019 from .

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