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Title: e-Learning for older workers in SMEs? : the perceptions of owners and workers in Maltese microenterprises
Authors: Vancell, Joseph
Keywords: Small business -- Malta
Computers and older people -- Malta
Employees -- Training of -- Computer-assisted instruction
Computer-assisted instruction -- Malta
Internet and older people -- Malta
Older people -- Employment -- Malta
Continuing education -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: University of Malta. Junior College
Citation: Vancell, J. (2018). e-Learning for older workers in SMEs? The perceptions of owners and workers in Maltese microenterprises. Symposia Melitensia, 14, 391-403
Abstract: This paper presents the findings of a qualitative investigation of the perceptions about online training programmes of owners and older employees in Maltese microenterprises. The main data-gathering tool was the semi-structured interview. The analysis of the empirical data was achieved through grounded theory approaches, including constant comparison, coding and memoing. The findings indicate that owner-managers and older employees have a negative attitude towards training in general, and company-related e-learning efforts in particular. Various factors were identified. However, the data suggests that, if the online courses are designed to meet the demands of both owners and employees, and if they have a non-formal, non-directive form, like workbased learning, they can encourage the participation of older employees in training.
ISSN: 1812-7509
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SymMel, 2018, Volume 14
SymMel, 2018, Volume 14

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