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ERIC Number: EJ843550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Sociocultural Factors Affecting the Success of an Online MBA Course
Liu, Xiaojing; Schwen, Thomas M.
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v19 n2 p69-92 Jun 2006
The complexities of the digital age pose challenges to existing instruction technology theory as it applies to a distance learning environment. Research in distance education especially lacks rich qualitative information or holistic analysis that would lead to improve the effectiveness of distance learning environment (Mclsaac & Gu-nawardena, 1996). Through the lens of activity theory, this study took a broad view of an online course and examines the socio-cultural mediators affecting the success of a distance course as well as the systematic tensions that characterize the culture of an online course. Recommendations were provided at the group and organizational levels to balance local tensions that emerged in the implementation of a distance course. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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