Web Survey Bibliography

Title The Seven E-learning Barriers Facing Employees
Author Mungania, P.
Source The MASIE Center, University of Louisville
Year 2003
Access date 23.02.2006
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Abstract As investment in human, time, and financial resources for e-learning continues to rise, so should the interest in its effectiveness, quality, barriers faced, and best practices. The purpose of this empirical study was to determine barriers experienced by employee e-learners. Further, this study explored the nature of relationships among (1) e-learning barriers; (2) employee demographics (age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, organization type, and education); and (3) background factors such as experience with e-learning and computers, job position, computer ownership, computer training, and elearning self-efficacy. An anonymous validated Web-based survey was used to collect data, showing the viability of Web-based surveys as a tool for promoting e-learning and organizational research. The Barriers in E-learning and Self-Efficacy (BELSE) survey was used to collect self-reported data, administered to a convenient sample of employee volunteers. The instrument was comprised of (1) demographic questions; (2) the Barriers in Elearning (BEL) scale, developed for the purpose of determining e-learning barriers; and (3) E-learning Self-Efficacy (ELSE) scale, to measure Internet and computer selfefficacy. This exploratory study used quantitative methods for data collection and analysis and some open-ended questions. Data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics. The participants were employees in seven organizations in the United States and abroad. These organizations represent manufacturing, oil exploration & manufacturing, IT consulting, wholesale distribution, public school district, and a military division. A total of 875 employees who had taken e-learning courses delivered 100 percent online by their employers for the past two years participated voluntarily. Their ability to participate in e-learning and in this study from remote locations, from the Pacific Ocean to the Algerian desert, clearly demonstrates the ubiquity of e-learning. The demographic makeup and background characteristics of the respondents were explored to better understand the e-learning population. The figure below highlights the employees’ characteristics.
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Year of publication2003
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