Title: Factors mediating the routinisation of e-learning within a traditional university education environment

Authors: Shafqat Hameed, John Mellor, Atta Badii, Niyati Patel, Andrea J. Cullen

Addresses: Department of Computing, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK. ' Department of Computing, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK. ' Department of Computing, School of System Engineering, University of Reading, RG6 6AY, UK. ' School of Information Systems, Northampton Business School, University of Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. ' School of Informatics, University of Bradford, Bradford BD7 1DP, UK

Abstract: Technology-enhanced or Computer Aided Learning (e-learning) can be institutionally integrated and supported by learning management systems or Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to offer efficiency gains, effectiveness and scalability of the e-learning paradigm. However this can only be achieved through integration of pedagogically intelligent approaches and lesson preparation tools environment and VLE that is well accepted by both the students and teachers. The aim of this study is to consider how effective and efficient e-learning is in a web platform environment. The paper concludes that blended learning approaches offer the most flexible and scalable route to e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning; computer-aided learning; CAL; online learning; technology-enhanced learning; learning management systems; virtual learning environments; VLA; blended learning; routinisation; pedagogic business models; pedagogic practice logics; learning autonomy; electronic business; e-business; support tools; educational software; undergraduate level; universities; United Kingdom; UK.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.012971

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.2, pp.160 - 175

Available online: 02 Apr 2007

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