EXPLORING REQUIREMENTS FOR E-LEARNING PROFESSIONALS

Myeonggil Choi

Abstract

Rapid progress of IT technology made a new type of online based learning system, called electronic (e)-learning, born, and it is now considered to be a key driving force of next generation for the growth of industry. Recently, the needs for competent professionals who can lead the growth of e-learning industry are recognized to be in pressing. This paper presents requirements which the e-learning professionals, which are instructional designers, developers, and project managers (PM) & consultants, respectively, should be educated and trained to be marketable in competitive e-learning markets. To identify the requirements for each professional group respectively, we first investigated lots of literatures relevant to e-learning, curricula of universities and educational institutions, and job searching websites. Through the investigations, we could single out no small number of items which were considered to be necessary for e-learning professionals, and they were broken down into three categories, which were fundamental, professional, practical requirements. Then they were reviewed by a group of e-learning professionals to see whether they were properly singled out and classified. From this procedure, a phase of Delphi method was used and totally 42 requirements were created. Among the 42 items, to identify requirements especially important for each professional group, respectively, and to estimate the priorities of each item among the items which were selected as requirements, we gathered data through questionnaire survey. The requirements which were presented in this paper will provide useful guidelines or criteria in designing curriculum of e-learning education for e-learning instructional designer, developer, project manager and consultant.

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Choi M. (2006). EXPLORING REQUIREMENTS FOR E-LEARNING PROFESSIONALS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006) ISBN 978-972-8865-62-7, pages 323-326. DOI: 10.5220/0001425803230326


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ice-b06,
author={Myeonggil Choi},
title={EXPLORING REQUIREMENTS FOR E-LEARNING PROFESSIONALS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006)},
year={2006},
pages={323-326},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001425803230326},
isbn={978-972-8865-62-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on e-Business - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2006)
TI - EXPLORING REQUIREMENTS FOR E-LEARNING PROFESSIONALS
SN - 978-972-8865-62-7
AU - Choi M.
PY - 2006
SP - 323
EP - 326
DO - 10.5220/0001425803230326