Authors: Mehdi Asgarkhani
This paper elaborates on the outcome of the phase I of a research project (planning and theory of e-learning) that looks at theory of benefits and value of e-learning, planning to achieve perceived benefits and values and comparing the reality of the outcomes after implementation of e-Learning solutions versus planned outcomes (Phase II). The paper covers some of the key issues web-assisted or e-learning through discussing the various stages (technologies) of e-learning solutions, potential benefits; the state of the e-learning industry; the barriers to introducing e-learning and building a model to assess strategic value of e-learning through web technologies. It concentrates on literature review mostly related to early 2000 when the e-learning phenomenon emerged.
e-Learning, Web-assisted Learning, Strategic Values, Strategic Model