ERIC Number: ED466219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A System Approach To Manage Educational Change in a Web-Based Educational Setting: A Proposed Infrastructure.
Technology and educational changes force educational systems to modify their infrastructure to offer new teaching services to the learning community. The aim of this research paper is to present an infrastructure from a broader systems perspective that helps educators understand the relationship between a Web educational system and its environment. The outcomes of such an analysis should allow users to assess the impact of the various supra-systems and sub-systems on a Web educational learning environment. The results of this analysis should facilitate the identification of the particular functions of a Web educational system. The analysis of the systems environment, the functions/structure components of the Web educational sub-system, and the processes involved in the transformation of inputs into the intended outputs brought to light the complexity of managing changes in an intricate educational system living in its supra-system (environment). This experience also underscores the necessity to look at change processes as an ongoing endeavor that continually attempts to improve the system's capacity (Web-based model) to adapt its goals to the changes in the environment. (AEF)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Systems Approach, Web Based Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-Media 2001 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (13th, Tampere, Finland, June 25-30, 2001); see IR 021 194.