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The interrelationships between self-directed learning readiness, computer attitude and e-learning effectiveness for business employees

by Tsai, Shang-ying

Abstract (Summary)
At the new knowledge economy era, knowledge and human have become the important asset in the enterprise. The enterprise looks upon knowledge management and e-leaning as important development. Progressing in information technology, it provides the best environment to permit enterprise putting much of knowledge and resource in internet. Internet can spread rapidly without limit and reduce the learning time and distance, as less as we can not feel the time and distance exist. E-learning is very important in educational discipline of enterprise and should be a learning fashion in future. In the commercial competition environment that we pay much attention to cost and performance, enterprise must reduce learning cost and enhance learning effectiveness for e-learning development in the enterprise. The purpose of this study is to understand the relationship among of self-directed learning readiness, computer attitude and e-learning effectiveness. The procedures of this study are to adopt the literature analysis and empirical study. First, to build the theoretical basis we must analyze the relative and practical research of the elder learner of domestic and foreign scholars, including reference of the theory and relative practical research of the e-learning, learning effectiveness, self-directed learning readiness and computer attitude. Second, we developed the research questionnaire according to the theoretical basis. Our study object is the employees who participate in e-learning at Taiwan Power Company and we attain the 401 effective samples. Putting the data into the statistical analysis, we induce the research result. Finally, according to the research result we achieve the following eight important conclusions. First, business employees who spent much time on surveying internet every week have higher self-directed learning readiness. Second, with the different individual varies such as less age, higher education degree, fewer service seniority, spending much time on surveying internet every week, the computer attitude is higher. Third, there are no difference for the trainers who have different individual varies on e-learning effectiveness. Fourth, both of the self-directed learning readiness and computer attitude are positive relations for the trainers. Fifth, both of the self-directed learning readiness and e-learning effectiveness are positive relations for the trainers. Sixth, both of the computer attitude and e-learning effectiveness are positive relations for the trainers. Seventh, continuing to love learning of self-directed learning readiness is the most predictable to the computer attitude for the trainers. Eighth, independant learning of self-directed learning readiness is the most predictable to the e-learning effectiveness for the trainers.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Tsuang Kuo; Iuan-yuan Lu; Jhe-hong Lin

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:learning effectiveness computer attitude self directed readiness e

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Date of Publication:07/15/2005

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