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Conference publication

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Newton, D & Ellis, A 2006, 'A model for e-learning integration', in T Reeves & s Yamashita (eds), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 , Honolulu, Hawaii, October, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, VA.


As yet there is no comprehensive theory to inform how the various elements of e-learning environments, such as design, implementation and delivery can be understood and optimised. A major study of the introduction of e-learning into the Australian Army has allowed a preliminary grounded theory model to be developed. This model identifies key factors, including organisational priorities, instructors’ roles, learners’ needs and the learning environment as contributing to an integrated e-learning culture. Furthermore, the study highlights that by accepting that e-learning environments are not value-free, it is possible to understand the competing priorities and discourses that influence how e-learning effectiveness is constructed and defined.