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ERIC Number: EJ1228822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1556-3847
Organizational Sustainability in Online Higher Education: Reframing through the Viable System Model
Parsons, Priscilla; Shelton, Kaye
Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, v22 n3 Fall 2019
Higher education remains embroiled in transition driven by cost of attendance, technological advances, globalization, hyper-competition, and stakeholder expectations. Concurrently, advances in online education have prompted increased integration within the educational enterprise. Not only are modern institutions faced with the necessity to respond to the changing educational environment, they must establish capabilities to sustain online education into the future. This paper examines the viable system model (VSM) as a mechanism to deal with this complexity and offers a framework through which leadership and management in online education can increase understanding of organizational sustainability and systemic management.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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