Is E-learning Used for Enhancing Administration or Learning?: On the Implications of Organizational Culture
2009 (English)In: Institutional Transformation Through Best Practices in Virtual Campus Development: Advancing e-learning policies, Idea Group Inc., 2009, 55- p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The transition from learning on campus to e-learning presents many challenges. One of the key challenges is the organizational culture, which may enhance or hinder e-learning implementation. In this chapter, we describe how the organizational culture shapes e-learning use at universities. We compare a School of Business and a School of Health Sciences. It is argued that strategies for e-learning have played a key role in shaping the organizational culture, which in turn shapes how e-learning is being used. The School of Business regarded efficient administration as the key driver while the School of Health Sciences regarded collaborative learning as the key driver for e-learning. We introduce the concepts of administration-centered and learning-centered e-learning culture to pinpoint the difference identified. A challenge is to develop an e-learning culture that values both how e-learning can be used to enhance administration and learning.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Idea Group Inc., 2009. 55- p.
E-learning, organizational culture, implementation, adoption, strategy, higher education
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93560ISBN: 9781605663586OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93560DiVA: diva2:516974
QC 201209182012-04-202012-04-202012-09-18Bibliographically approved