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E-learning en formation pour adulte : quelles conditions préalables au changement ?

Abstract : Our research deals with the relationship that training organizations’ actors, as providers, maintain with e-learning. When the market and expectations seem favorable, that employees (to a lesser extend job-seekers) often face availability, mobility and homogeneity constraints, that the needs for a minimum number of participants in order to (economically) allow the training are sometimes hard to reach, that the knowledge and objectives of each - just like the meaning given to effort - are diverse, that a fast reactivity in front of the emergency of the training needs is a more and more expected requirement in Continuing Professional Education (a very competitive field), its actors do not fully concur with this form of training.But this tendency to rejection seems in contradiction with those organizations’ background, their mission and usual innovative practices. Because experiencing this hiatus as harmful, it comes back to us to look for its causes: therefore the objective of this research is to study the factors taking part in the adoption or reject of e learning. The theoretical approach used here is part of an equation of the change. Five hypotheses, as so many requirements to meet, are investigated in order to understand what hurdles can explain this situation, both for actors and decision-makers. The commitment of learners won’t be examined here, even though this data – exogenous to our research – is of course crucial to the success of this training method.In order not to involve too different organizations, and to focus only on our variables of the change, we reduced our field of research to one single organization which is nationally represented, the network of GRETA (French National Education branch for Adult Education). After a detailed literature review, a qualitative data analysis will be offered to test the assumptions underlying the involvement into e-learning. Our research hopes to contribute to the development of the scientific knowledge about the practices and involvement processes in the design and implementation of a new form of training for adult education.
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Pierre Billet. E-learning en formation pour adulte : quelles conditions préalables au changement ?. Education. Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018UBFCH003⟩. ⟨tel-02142418⟩



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