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A Dynamic Capabilities Theory Assessment of E-Learning in Jamaica

A Dynamic Capabilities Theory Assessment of E-Learning in Jamaica
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Author(s): Christine Charlton-Laing (University of the West Indies, Jamaica) and Gerald Grant (Carleton University, Canada)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch324
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378

Abstract

E-Learning has become a central feature of educational systems throughout the world and is one means by which lifelong learning can be facilitated. Many governments are implementing e-Learning for empowerment of their societies in this knowledge-based era. This research is based on an e-Learning implementation within high schools in Jamaica. It seeks to examine how e-Learning is used to eliminate several problems that presently exist within the educational system at the high school level. Several necessary capabilities for e-Learning success are derived from the literature. These capabilities will be analyzed within the Jamaican context using a dynamic capabilities theoretical lens to see how successful this country was at cultivating or shaping these capabilities. This research provides further opportunities for other researchers to craft empirical studies within the e-Learning area.

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