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(Board, managers, teachers, student support staff, administration staff and industry) about performance, planning, implementation and future directions for e- learning. The third case study concentrated on collecting data on the usage and quality of its online learning services to inform managers and teachers and to plan the next stage of development and improvements. The purpose of the case studies was to provide examples of how VET providers were organising benchmarking activities. A panel of the Framework, using a set of criteria, selected the sites. Rather than including well-established providers with significant advancements in e-learning, the panel sought sites that were relatively new to e-learning. This meant that providers with less established e- learning systems would be able to easily relate to the cases in this study. These examples were included to inspire other providers to engage in e- learning benchmarking. Participation in the case studies was voluntary. The case studies in this paper focused more on the management of e-learning as opposed to e- business. Each case study ‘aligned’ it’s benchmarking exercise against the indicators developed by the Framework. As such, the indicators and data sets are not exactly the same, however, have a degree of comparability. Considering the distinct peculiarity of each site, it would be erroneous to make any direct comparisons using the quantitative data against the indicators. Quantitative data collected by each site remained commercial-in-confidence. Data for the three case studies reported in this paper was collected from face-to-face and telephone interviews with the project managers and their e- learning support staff in each site. Data for the first case study was gathered from the project reports and interviews with two project managers. The second case study was prepared using data from the project documents (plans and reports) and interviews with three staff at the training organisation. Data for the third case study was gathered from the project report and an interview with the project manager. 6.1 Case study 1: e-Learning for target learner groups – youth and learners with a disability The 2005 e-learning for Target Learner Groups (ELTLG) focused on young people in the 15-19 age group (including VET in Schools, disengaged youth and school-based apprenticeships), and learners with a disability. The main aim was to improve employment-related training opportunities and employment skills through the use of appropriate e-learning programs and resources. This case study trialed the survey process with young learners in selected organisations spread across Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Fifty-two youths and fifty-four students with a disability responded to items on the survey which was made available on-line. The URL address for the survey was provided to trainers in each of the participating states to encourage their students to complete the survey.
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  • Spring '10
  • Roth
  • E-learning, Virtual learning environment, Learning management system, The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, e-learning benchmarking

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