Transitions in eLearning environments: the Australian Army moves from interactive CD-ROMs to web-based learning resources
Newton, D & Ellis, A 2004, ‘Transitions in eLearning environments: the Australian Army moves from interactive CD-ROMs to web-based learning resources’, in A Ellis & A Treloar (eds)Proceedings of AusWeb04 the Tenth Australian World Wide Web Conference, Gold Coast, Qld., 3-7 July, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. ISBN: 0975164414
Organisations with established eLearning programs continue to experience the impact of internally and externally driven change. Sustaining effective eLearning through these changes requires planning that includes an understanding of the organisational culture and the learners' needs. A move to a new eLearning environment can challenge the organisation's communication channels and decision-making culture. Further, producing quality learning resources for technology based training in one eLearning environment does not guarantee an easy transition to another environment. This case study of the Australian Army presents the issues involved within an established eLearning development team that was dealing with rapid change in their work requirements.