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Influential factors for technology-enhanced learning published

We might use different terms now and then - digital learning, e-learning, or blended learning - and consider it the future of education. However, implementing technology effectively into a course is anything but easy. Hannes Rothe published with Patrick Schweighofer, Doris Weitlaner, and Martin Ebner an empirical study asking professionals about the critical success factors of implementing technology-enhanced learning.

News vom 26.02.2019


The purpose of this paper is to include several studies that define different critical success factors (CSF) which have to be considered to support the implementation of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) approaches. An analysis of such studies revealed that regional differences seem to determine the CSF for TEL approaches, certain CSF are relevant for TEL approaches in general and professionals in higher education determine which influential factors they consider when implementing TEL approaches. Thus, the question arises: in general, which influential factors do professionals in Austrian and German institutions of higher education actually consider when implementing TEL approaches?

The study is a quantitative research approach based on survey data.

The results show that certain influential factors seem to be generally important, such as the factors of respecting learning success or motivation. However, the outcome of the study also indicated that different moderating variables like experiences and personal relevance affect the professionals’ choices.

The originality and value are in the approach to identify generally important influential factors for the implementation of TEL approaches in Austrian and German institutions of higher education.


Influential factors for technology-enhanced learning: professionals. Schweighofer, P.; Weitlaner, D.; Ebner, M.; and Rothe, H. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching & Learning. 2019. https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/JRIT-09-2017-0023

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