ERIC Number: EJ908102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Change, Technology and Higher Education: Are Universities Capable of Organisational Change?
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v18 n3 p179-192 Nov 2010
Technology and change are so closely related that the use of the word innovation seems synonymous with technology in many contexts, including that of higher education. This paper contends that university culture and existing capability constrain such innovation and to a large extent determine the nature and extent of organisational change. In the absence of strong leadership, technologies are simply used as vehicles to enable changes that are already intended or which reinforce the current identity. These contentions are supported by evidence from e-learning benchmarking activities carried out over the past five years in universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Universities, Innovation, Organizational Change, Influence of Technology, Educational Technology, Performance Factors, Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Organizational Theories, Change Strategies, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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