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The Effectiveness of Customer Education: evaluating synchronous and asynchronous e-learning technologies

Hinton, Matthew and Dadd, Deneise (2018). The Effectiveness of Customer Education: evaluating synchronous and asynchronous e-learning technologies. In: British Academy of Management Conference Proceedings 2018, 04-06 Sep 2018, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

This paper considers the role played by customer education in enhancing their engagement by enriching the customer experience. Enrichment may be seen in terms of enhanced customer communication or service co-creation. This is often mediated by the effectiveness of customer education. Consequently, organisations are evolving new ways of educating their customers to carry out their roles as co-producers. Increasingly this process depends on the latest synchronous and asynchronous e-learning technologies, requiring significant resource investments. Whilst it is easy for organisations to become absorbed with the latest technological trends, we suggest a refocussing on how customers actually engage in learning and skills acquisition. A conceptual framework is developed that combines key concepts from IT service delivery with well-established models of learning acquisition

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: E-learning; Customer Education; Skills Acquisition; Technology assimilation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 56586
Depositing User: Matthew Hinton
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 14:39
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 04:00
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56586
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