Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 1, No. 1 (2004)

The conceptualisation of e-learning: Lessons and implications

David Jones, Central Queensland University, Australia


The implementation of e-learning within an institution of higher learning can be seen as a design problem. A first step in a design problem is the generation of an appropriate representation of the initial state. The nature of this representation has significant influence over the characteristics and suitability of any solution derived from it. This paper uses the work systems framework to present a shortened conceptualisation of this initial state. This conceptualisation reveals lessons and implications to improve future institutional approaches to e-learning.

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