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100 1  Hodges, Allison 
245 10 Corporate e-learning: How three healthcare companies 
       implement and measure the effectiveness of e-learning 
300    100 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-
       02, Section: A, page: 0537 
500    Adviser: Margaret L. Rice 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Alabama, 2009 
520    Technological advancements such as the growth of the 
       Internet provide opportunities for learning that are hard 
       to resist. As technology continues to change at a rapid 
       pace, e-learning has become an important priority of 
       corporate education. E-learning is evolving as a way to 
       train and enhance employee value by combining different 
       learning styles and varying delivery systems to create the
       best learning experience possible 
520    One specific discipline of interest to this study is the 
       growth of e-learning in healthcare education. Much like 
       other sectors of the economy, the amount of online 
       instruction for healthcare professionals has increased 
       dramatically, but research examining the effectiveness has
       lagged behind. This study was conducted in response to the
       need for research in the effectiveness of e-learning in 
       healthcare training and the transfer of knowledge to the 
520    This case study examined how e-learning was developed, 
       implemented, and evaluated in three different healthcare-
       related companies. The final goal was to identify how 
       corporations determine the effectiveness of their programs
       and the transfer of knowledge to the job. This study 
       followed a qualitative research design and more 
       specifically, it was designed as a collective case study 
       (Stake, 1995) 
520    The results of the study indicate that in order to improve
       individual and organizational performance, evaluation and 
       measurement must be essential components of the training 
       process. There is a need for the development of uniform 
       measurements to track the connections between learning, 
       employee performance, and profitability. The data from 
       this study can be used to help guide companies and 
       organizations in the development of future e-learning 
       initiatives and standards. The study also illuminates the 
       need for a comprehensive e-learning evaluation model 
590    School code: 0004 
650  4 Education, Business 
650  4 Education, Technology of 
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690    0710 
710 2  The University of Alabama.|bInstructional Leadership 
773 0  |tDissertation Abstracts International|g71-02A 
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