Möbs, S., & Weibelzahl, S. (2007). Blended Learning: Towards a mix for SMEs - stakeholders and their priorities. In: J. Fong & Fu Lee Wang (Eds.), Blended Learning, Workshop on Blended Learning (WBL2007), held at 6th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL' 2007), 15-17 August 2007, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, pp. 162-173.

While blended learning seems to be quite suitable for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), current uptake of this learning method is low. In this paper we propose a research design to examine the requirements for blended learning in SMEs. It is based on a three-round ranking-type Delphi study. Participants for the panels were carefully selected. Our method takes into account that the area and the term of blended learning are discussed in very different, partially contradicting connotations. For this purpose, we first provide the background of the initial research question and describe our research design. Next, we present preliminary results of the Delphi study and the steps in preparation of round 2. Participants were selected for the online-Delphi and grouped into panels of SME learners, trainers and providers of e-learning as well as learners from large companies as a control group for the SME learners.

author = {Sabine M{\"o}bs and Stephan Weibelzahl},
editor = {Joseph Fong and Fu Lee Wang},
title = {Blended {L}earning: Towards a Mix for {SME}s -- Stakeholders and their Priorities},
booktitle = {{B}lended {L}earning, {W}orkshop on {B}lended {L}earning ({WBL2007}), held at 6th {I}nternational {C}onference on {W}eb-based {L}earning ({ICWL}' 2007), 15-17 {A}ugust 2007, {E}dinburgh, {U}nited {K}ingdom},
pages = {162--173},
year = {2007}