A Responsive Paradigm for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Integration into Business Organizations

Lina Kaminskienė [l.kaminskiene@pvt.vdu.lt], Elena Trepulė [e.trepule@smf.vdu.lt],
Aušra Rutkienė [a.rutkiene@smf.vdu.lt], Gintaras Arbutavičius [g.arbutavicius@smf.vdu.lt], Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explore the main barriers and enablers for integrating technology enhanced learning (TEL) into a business organization based on a responsive paradigm. The study is based on a current literature review on challenges and learners’ needs for TEL and the preconditions for TEL curriculum integration into business organizations. The theoretical study is matched with a qualitative research on learners’ needs for TEL in two international business organizations from IT sector. Technology enhanced learning (TEL) is tackling different barriers for learning in organizations. However, to make it effective, specific technological and teaching solutions must be implemented. The research revealed that companies’ employees give preference to TEL than other forms of learning, and defined specific requirements for successful technology enhanced learning integration into business organisations. A theoretical literature review is followed by empirical findings of a qualitative research (focus group interviews) in two international IT companies. The findings of the research offer valuable insights for a responsive TEL integration into business organizations from the point of view of companies’ employees.

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Tags

e-learning, distance learning, distance education, online learning, higher education, DE, blended learning, ICT, information and communication technology, collaborative learning, internet, learning management system, MOOC, interaction, LMS,

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