Using Social Software for Enhancing IS Talents' E-Learning Motivation

Faculty/Professorship: Information Systems and Services  
Author(s): Wirtky, Thomas ; Laumer, Sven ; Eckhardt, Andreas; Weitzel, Tim  
Title of the compilation: SIGMIS-CPR '13: Proceedings of the 2013 annual conference on Computers and people research
Corporate Body: 2013 ACM SIGMIS CPR Conference, Cincinnati (OH)
Publisher Information: New York, NY, USA : ACM
Year of publication: 2013
Pages: 63-72
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1975-1
Language(s): English
In the aftermath of the global economic recession, 34% of all companies struggle to fill open positions. IS talents are the top-5 employees in demand. The countries’ education systems are not flexible enough to provide enough workers with the right skills at the right point in time. E-learning could be part of the solution, if it were realizing its potential. The facts indicate that success of elearning in the academic context is considerable, but users are not
enough motivated to participate in corporate e-learning inhibiting life-long learning. Given the advent of social software and its potential to increase user motivation, this paper specifically develops a model predicting the impact of social software features on user motivation to participate in corporate asynchronous elearning activities. Providing guidance for future e-learning research and implementations, it bases its findings on broad literature reviews.
Type: Conferenceobject
Year of publication: 16. April 2014