Can eLearning provide tools for capacity-building to improve performance in the nonprofit sector?

Cole, Michele T., Garner, Brian J. and Coldwell, Jo 2011, Can eLearning provide tools for capacity-building to improve performance in the nonprofit sector?, in CATE 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 IASTED International Conference Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, ACTA Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 165-172.

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Title Can eLearning provide tools for capacity-building to improve performance in the nonprofit sector?
Author(s) Cole, Michele T.
Garner, Brian J.
Coldwell, Jo
Conference name Computers and Advanced Technology in Education. Conference (14th : 2011 : Cambridge, England)
Conference location Cambridge, England
Conference dates 11-13 Jul. 2011
Title of proceedings CATE 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 IASTED International Conference Computers and Advanced Technology in Education
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2011
Conference series Computers and Advanced Technology in Education. Conference
Start page 165
End page 172
Total pages 8
Publisher ACTA Press
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Keyword(s) E-learning
blended learning
capacity-building
nonprofit sector
Summary Can E-learning 2.0 provide a platform for improving performance in nonprofit organizations? It is argued that Web 2.0 technologies provide the tools that today’s students rely on in the learning environment. As such they may be the means to attract and retain learners in training and education programs designed to improve performance. E-learning delivered through a blended learning model has proven to be effective in corporate training and higher education. Can the interactive, collaborative model offered in E-learning 2 prove to be as effective? This paper reviews the literature on blended learning and capacity-building as background for a discussion of the potential that e-learning models enhanced by web 2.0 technologies have for expanding access to education and training and facilitating implementation of skills and knowledge gained in the workplace. We suggest that increasing training opportunities for staff and making nonprofit management education more accessible through online programs is not enough to meet the challenge. What is needed at this point is practicable education and training delivered in today’s user’s environment, that is online and “on the go.”
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
Copyright notice ©2011, ACTA Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049217

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