E-Learning and Earning
The Impact of Lifelong e-Learning on Organisational Development

Author: Jane Simmons [simmonj@hope.ac.uk]
Hope Business School, Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD [http://www.hope.ac.uk]


The focus of this paper is the perspectives of people, both employers and employees, who are engaged in lifelong e-learning, within the UK economy. It puts forward two models of lifelong e-learning. One of which reflects employees' approaches to their own e-learning and self development, the employee model. The other model reflects the motivations of employers in promoting lifelong e-learning opportunities, by way of engagement in e-learning courses, to their staff in order to improve the organisation's effectiveness, the employer model.

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

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