Steffi Engert

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In this paper, we examine the training situation of European Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), especially in regard to e-learning. While e-learning has been widely presented as the solution for the training needs of SMEs, analyses of the real situation show quite another picture. Some of these analyses are results of the project ARIEL – Analyzing and(More)
The University of Duisburg-Essen is fostering the widespread use of digital technology in teaching, research and administration. An overall strategic goal of the university is to become an E-University, where daily routines of teachers, researchers and administrators are based on digital technology. In this strategy, digital technology is perceived as a(More)
Web 2.0 combined with E-Learning can support a fast transfer of knowledge by meeting European small and medium sized-companies (SME) needs of flexibility, a learning process oriented to their business and easier integrable into their workflow with a suitable personalized content at a lower cost to the organization. In this paper after the presentation of(More)
Globalization has strong if contradictory impacts on SMEs. The sharp increase of worldwide competition in recent decades weakened SMEs right across the board. At the same time, globalization offers many new opportunities and the importance of SMEs has increased. Opportunties include the potential to act as collaborators in multi-enterprise consortia, for(More)
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