Elearning Adoption in Organizations 5: Rate of Adoption

Table 1 Rate of Adoption over Time (after Bohlen and Beal, 1957)

People (and organizations) don’t adopt new ideas at the same time or at the same pace: rate of adoption vary considerably. Some adopt ideas when they are first introduced; others wait; some never adopt an idea: “…the time span over which people adopt ideas will vary from practice to practice.” Continue Reading

Elearning Adoption in Organizations 4: Complexity of Practice

Elements of complexity of practice

As discussed in my previous post on Elearning Adoption in Organizations, research undertaken by Bohlen and Beal indicates that complexity of practice is a significant factor in determining the value of a diffused innovation or technology in organizations. They defined five categories of complexity. Now read on… Continue Reading