Institute of Information Theories and Applications FOI ITHEA
In the current paper we firstly give a short introduction on e-learning platforms and review the case of
the e-class open e-learning platform being used by the Greek tertiary education sector.
Our analysis includes strategic selection issues and outcomes in general and operational and adoption issues in
the case of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Larissa, Greece.
The methodology is being based on qualitative analysis of interviews with key actors using the platform, and
statistical analysis of quantitative data related to adoption and usage in the relevant populations. The author has
been a key actor in all stages and describes his insights as an early adopter, diffuser and innovative user.
We try to explain the issues under consideration using existing past research outcomes and we also arrive to
some conclusions and points for further research.