ERIC Number: ED479438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Perceived Organizational Climate and Internet Self-Efficacy: Identifying the Best Climate To Promote E-Learning.
Burnett, Dale; Skamp, Keith; Ellis, Allan
This report describes a research project designed to investigate the relationship between perceived organizational culture and the current general level of Internet self-efficacy as well as with two sub-categories of expertise: use of course management shell software and Web authoring software. The perceived organizational dimension of "employee focus" was positively correlated with the three technology measures whereas the perceived organizational dimension of "results focus" was negatively correlated with these three measures. Although the findings are mitigated due to the small sample size, they do correspond with a general perception within academic institutions that staff are more likely to be innovative when there is support for their efforts than when there is simply pressure to produce. Overall, the findings of this research project suggest that organizations moving online need to be cognizant of the effect of different organizational climates on their staff and should take this into account when planning their change management strategies. (Contains 12 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Institutional Environment, Institutional Mission, Instructional Innovation, Internet, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Self Efficacy
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.