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Heroic failures in disseminating novel e learning technologies to corporate clients: a case study of interactive webcasting

Scott, Peter and Quick, Kevin (2005). Heroic failures in disseminating novel e learning technologies to corporate clients: a case study of interactive webcasting. In: ed. Proceedings of the 4th international symposium on Information and communication technologies. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (92). Not Set, pp. 26–31.

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Abstract

In principle, it should be easier to disseminate novel learning concepts based in technology enhanced learning to companies. Unfortunately, many corporations seem to be extremely risk averse, and the challenges inherent in the new models seem to be very hard for them to accept. This paper uses the deployment of interactive webcasting systems to present a series of case studies of dissemination successes and failures. We will suggest that the key to successful deployment is in making critical innovation (and its risk) invisible to the client, whilst matching their expectations with an "appropriate" level of technology. This work has led to a new dissemination portal "Prolearn.TV".

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-59593-169-4, 978-1-59593-169-6
Extra Information: Conference took place in Cape Town, South Africa.
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 3020
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 20:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3020
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