Unit 2 – Key Points

Too often e-learning readiness is viewed in strictly technical terms. Does the organization have the necessary technical infrastructure? Does it have a learning management system?  Sufficient bandwidth? But if there is one key point we would like you take away from this unit, it is that e-learning readiness is much more than just a technical issue. It is a multi-faceted issue that encompasses a wide range of organizational, pedagogical and administrative factors as well as the technical issues. Ideally, the first step in implementing e-learning in an organization will be an assessment of that organization’s readiness. The key readiness issues include:

  • Costs and funding
  • IT infrastructure
  • Organizational culture
  • Faculty readiness
  • Learner readiness
  • Planning
  • Organizational structure