Management strategies for e-learning system as the core component of systemic change: A qualitative analysis

Simin Ghavifekr, Mojgan Afshari, Amla Salleh

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    In the current information age, e-learning system is a priority for educational organizations and institutions to face the new changes. Due to the dynamic characteristics of e-learning system, its implementation will results in a fundamental change at all levels and aspects of education system which is called systemic change. Accordingly, management strategies for the systemic change implementation specifically in Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, has been considered as the integral part of the change process to deliver and support learning flexibility and cost-effectiveness. This paper aims to answer questions regarding management strategies that can help them to deal with the new changes from implementation of e-learning system in an ODL institution. However, the data analysis for this qualitative research found that planning, organizing, guiding and monitoring are the main strategies for the change management team in directing the implementation of e-learning system successfully. "E-learning System" as the core component of educational systemic change, is the main theme for this study. The results of in-depth analysis including emerged sub-themes, sub-sub- themes and the sub-sub-sub-themes are presented in this paper.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2190-2196
    Number of pages7
    JournalLife Science Journal
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    Learning systems
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    Cost effectiveness
    Qualitative Research
    Education
    Cost-Benefit Analysis
    Planning
    Organizations
    Monitoring

    Keywords

    • Change management
    • E-Learning system
    • Open and distance learning
    • Systemic change

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Management strategies for e-learning system as the core component of systemic change : A qualitative analysis. / Ghavifekr, Simin; Afshari, Mojgan; Salleh, Amla.

    In: Life Science Journal, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2012, p. 2190-2196.

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    Ghavifekr, Simin ; Afshari, Mojgan ; Salleh, Amla. / Management strategies for e-learning system as the core component of systemic change : A qualitative analysis. In: Life Science Journal. 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 2190-2196.
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