The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003: §3523
|Sat, Nov 8, 4:30 - 5:00, Rio Vista B Work in Progress
|Recommended Citation: White, B A, W J Tastle, and D Fox. Barriers to E-Learning in Information Systems. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §3523. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Barriers to E-Learning in Information Systems
E-learning has become a reality in Information Systems education. As part of a larger study, the authors surveyed 103 information systems academics from the USA and Australia to determine the motivations for designing and creating e-courses. This paper looks at the three most frequently mentioned reasons for not being involved in e-learning in IS. Using readably available lists of IS academics, the overwhelming majority of respondents have created only one or two e-courses, took up the challenge out of personal desire or a personal need to add value to an already existing course, and that pecuniary compensation was not the main personal motivation. The data suggests that not all e-courses are as successful as one would expect, for almost 20% of the respondents are neutral in their overall satisfaction with the e-course experience. Seventy-one percent of respondents spent more time teaching an e-course than a traditional course, and 89% report it taking more time to prepare an e-course. The survey concludes that students appear to learn only slightly more in an e-course than a traditional one.
Keywords: e-learning, e-course, distance learning
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