The political economy of e-learning educational development

Strategies, standardisation and scalability

Jacqueline Kenney, Antoine Hermens, Thomas Clarke

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10 Citations (Scopus)


The development of e-learning by government through policy, funding allocations, research-based collaborative projects and alliances has increased recently in both developed and under-developed nations. The paper notes that government, industry and corporate users are increasingly focusing on standardisation issues and the scalability of technology platforms to meet demand. This paper assesses the challenges for further development that e-learning faces in the coming years, including: access to appropriate technology, scalability, measurement, and changed governance structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-379
Number of pages10
JournalEducation + Training
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer based learning
  • Development
  • Emergent strategy

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