A Barrier framework for open e-learning in public administrations

Julia Stoffregen, Jan M. Pawlowski, Henri Pirkkalainen

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    E-Learning and openness in education are receiving ever increasing attention in businesses as well as in academia. However, these practices have only to small extent been introduced in public administrations. The study addresses this gap by presenting a literature review on Open Educational Resources [OER] and E-Learning in the public sector. The main goal of the article is to identify challenges to open E-Learning in public administrations. Experiences will be conceptualized as barriers which need to be considered when introducing open E-Learning systems and programs in administrations. The main outcome is a systematic review of lessons learned, presented as a contextualized Barrier Framework which is suitable to analyze requirements when introducing E-Learning and OER in public administrations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)674-684
    Number of pages11
    JournalComputers in Human Behavior
    Issue numberB
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • E-Learning
    • Open education
    • Open Educational Resources
    • Public Administrations

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Human-Computer Interaction
    • Psychology(all)
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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