Web-based Instruction in Organizations: Impact, Advantages and Disadvantages

Web-based Instruction in Organizations: Impact, Advantages and Disadvantages

Katia Passerini (George Washington University, USA), Mary J. Granger (George Washington University, USA) and Kemal Cakici (George Washington University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-95-7.ch003
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Many organizations are currently implementing Web-based instruction (WBI). Approaches to WBI vary according to the type of organization as well as the objectives to be accomplished. Companies interested in retraining the workforce and teaching employees new skills are mostly concerned with effective information-delivery approaches. Organizations focusing on the implementation of lifelong learning and education—such as educational institutions—are increasingly moving away from mere information-delivery approaches (posting on-line syllabi and lecture notes) to incorporating effective interaction-based approaches (utilizing discussions and virtual rooms). Both approaches to WBI are important to accomplish long-term versus short-term goals, as well as conceptualization versus task-oriented outcomes. This chapter provides an overview of teaching methods focusing primarily on strategies adopted by educational institutions implementing WBI.

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Chapter 1
Rens Scheepers, Jeremy Rose
This chapter highlights some key implementation challenges associated with the introduction of intranet technology. Based on the case we will argue... Sample PDF
Organizational Intranets: Cultivating Information Technology For the People By the People
Chapter 2
Beverly Hope
The Internet has taken globalization of the marketplace from hyperbole to present-day reality. In this marketplace, information technology can be... Sample PDF
Service Qualtiy in the Virtual World: The Case of Extranets
Chapter 3
Katia Passerini, Mary J. Granger, Kemal Cakici
Many organizations are currently implementing Web-based instruction (WBI). Approaches to WBI vary according to the type of organization as well as... Sample PDF
Web-based Instruction in Organizations: Impact, Advantages and Disadvantages
Chapter 4
Ashu Guru, Fui Hoon (Fiona) Nah
The availability of hypertext and animation has a promising impact on education. With an increasing number of online courses and degrees offered... Sample PDF
Effect of Hypertext and Animation on Learning
Chapter 5
John C. McIntosh, Keng Siau
This research seeks to advance understanding of information as a source of value creation in the digital economy. It therefore focuses on the nature... Sample PDF
Managing Value-Creation in the Digital Economy: Information Types and E-Business Models
Chapter 6
Ake Gronlund
For an organization to be able to deliver electronic services efficiently and professionally requires a “service infrastructure” including... Sample PDF
Building an Infrastructure to Manage Electronic Services
Chapter 7
I. Hakan Yetkiner, Csilla Horvath
Recently, parallel to developments in the communication technology, on-line shopping has become increasingly popular for many products, like books... Sample PDF
Macroeconomic Implications of Virtual Shopping: A Theoretical Approach
Chapter 8
Raymond R. Panko
In the next few years, we are likely to see dramatically improved wireless communication technologies and small handheld access devices (HADs) such... Sample PDF
M-Commerce: Mobile Electronic Commerce
Chapter 9
Betty Wang, Fui Hoon (Fiona) Nah
E-business has changed the definition of enterprise systems. Beyond the core business functions that ERP has traditionally focused on, e-business... Sample PDF
ERP + E-Business = A New Vision of Enterprise System
Chapter 10
Raymond R. Panko
Security is one of the fastest-growing concerns in e-commerce and intranets. This chapter describes a number of attacks that hackers may attempt... Sample PDF
Security: The Snake in the E-Commerce Garden
Chapter 11
Ross A. Lunley
An organization’s e-commerce strategies either represent their entire existence for an Internet-only business or a significant investment by a... Sample PDF
Managing Web Site Performance and Reliability
Chapter 12
John M. Artz
Data warehousing is an emerging technology that greatly extends the capabilities of relational databases specifically in the analysis of very large... Sample PDF
From Web Log to Data Warehouse: An Evolving Example
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