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ERIC Number: EJ938848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-4914
An Activity Theory Approach to Analyze Barriers to a Virtual Management Information Systems (MIS) Curriculum
Jaradat, Suhair; Qablan, Ahmad; Barham, Areej
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v10 n1 p15-35 Spr 2011
This paper explains how the activity theory is used as a framework to analyze the barriers to a virtual Management Information Stream (MIS) Curriculum in Jordanian schools, from both the sociocultural and pedagogical perspectives. Taking the activity system as a unit of analysis, this study documents the processes by which activities shape and are shaped by their different levels of context. Through qualitative data collection methodologies, the study explored the various contextual and personal imbalances that appeared while implementing the MIS at schools. At the end of the study, several suggestions and recommendation are offered to enhance the curriculum and its implementation at schools. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan