Technology enhanced learning integration into organisations
According to professor of Distance Education and Development Alan Tait (The Open university, UK), „The ways in which the digital revolution enabled informal learning and mobile learning is even greater. Every city in Europe is full of people in cafes, on buses, in airports, at home and in the office, investigating topics of interest to them of every variety personal and professional, using the web. For many educational institutions, however, the transition remains daunting: how to capitalise on the opportunities for learning and teaching that the digital revolution offers, how to engage students for many of whom it is already a natural medium, and how to motivate and equip staff to change styles of teaching that are centuries old, and which embody professional status, as well as habit“. There is no doubt that application of digital technologies is one of the drivers of success of an organisation. The curriculum of the technology enhanced learning (hereinafter TEL) is often designed without taking into account target group needs, and the impact of such curriculum upon innovative activity of the organisation is not assessed. Three types of organisations were analysed (education, business and community) with regard to open education resource reality, its impact upon innovative activities in organisations; the influence of technology integration upon staff competence in organisations; the change of teaching and learning methods applying TEL curriculum. The book offers a wide perspective of notions such as distance learning, e-learning, mobile learning and other that are encompassed within a wide notion of TEL and suggests a systematic view over the integration of TEL in different organizations.