A Defining Moment in E-Working: The Application of an E-Working Definition to the Education Context



Using qualitative data gathered through 144 questionnaires completed online by education sector personnel, this paper examines the relevance of a definition of e-working to the educational context.  It identifies that the definition, which draws on and extends existing knowledge and identifies e-working to be a way of being a worker as well as a way or a mechanism for carrying out the work task, has clear potential to  be applied within the education sector.  The paper identifies that it is not the composite elements of the definition which may appear alien to the worker in the educational context, but instead inference drawn from the way in which the e-working term has hitherto been regarded.