A learner perspective on barriers to e-learning

Authors: Karen Becker, Cameron Newton, Sukanlaya Sawang; Queensland University of Technology

Edition: Volume 53, Number 2, July 2013

Summary: This study aims to identify and categorize barriers to e-learning adoption and the relative impact of those barriers on learners. It contributes to the understanding of learner perceptions of barriers, the different types of barriers and their relative importance. This study used a quantitative methodology grounded in previous literature. The study is based on a self-administered questionnaire conducted with employees in a rail organisation. This research demonstrates there are three key factors that represent barriers to e-learning: the nature of e-learning as a learning approach, the use of technology, and concerns about lack of time and potential interruptions when trying to complete e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning, learning barriers, learning technologies, e-learning adoption


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