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Barriers to open e-learning in public administrations: A comparative case study of the European countries Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland

  • This article presents a omparative study of the barriers to open e-learning in public administrations in Luxembourg, Germany, Montenegro and Ireland. It discusses the current state of open e-learning of public administration employees at the local government level and derives the barriers to such learning. This paper's main contribution is its presentation of an empirical set of barriers in the four European countries. The results allow informed assumptions about which barriers will arise in the forthcoming use of open-source e-learning technology, particularly open educational resources as means of learning. Furthermore, this study offers a contextualised barrier framework that allows the systematic capture and comparison of challenges for future studies in the field. Other practical contributions include providing advice about open e-learning programmes, systematising lessons learned and addressing managerial implications.

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Author:Julia Stoffregen, Jan M. Pawlowski, Eric Ras, Eric Tobias, Snezana Šćepanović, Dónal Fitzpatrick, Tracey Mehigan, Petra Steffens, Peter Schilling, Christiane Przygoda, Horst Friedrich, Sabine Moebs
Parent Title (English):Technological Forecasting and Social Change
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2016
Date of first Publication:2019/02/11
Release Date:2019/02/11
First Page:198
Last Page:208
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 000 Allgemeines, Wissenschaft
300 Sozialwissenschaften / 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
300 Sozialwissenschaften / 370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Licence (German):License LogoNo Creative Commons