A qualitative analysis of issues in developing an online learning project

Barbara White, Joanna Tutty, A FINEGAN

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    Abstract

    The drive for externalisation and the development of online learning resources is a major challenge faced by many Australian universities. A particularly demanding undertaking is the development of multipurpose online resources that can be used for different purposes in a variety of contexts. For this to be successful a significant cultural change within universities is indicated. Rather than working in isolation, academic staff will need to share issues, discuss practice, and bring about increasing levels of transparency and accountability. In this investigation of a specific online learning project, a qualitative research based approach - Soft Systems Methodology - is used to undertake an issues analysis to better understand the capability of the university community to acquire and manage the knowledge required to successfully adopt innovative teaching technologies. The transformation into a learning organisation is a key process of successful knowledge management that this study will seek to identify and understand. Identifying the activity-based issues in adapting organisational culture to ensure that it does not become a barrier to learning and other knowledge management processes is a key outcome of this study. � 2005 B. White, J. Tutty and A. Finegan.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of ASCILITE 2005
    Subtitle of host publicationBalance, Fidelity, Mobility: maintaining the momentum
    Place of PublicationBrisbane
    PublisherQueensland University of Technology
    Pages-
    Number of pages10
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Eventascilite 2005: 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education - Brisbane
    Duration: 4 Dec 20057 Dec 2005

    Conference

    Conferenceascilite 2005: 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
    Period4/12/057/12/05

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    university
    learning
    learning organization
    organizational culture
    cultural change
    resources
    transparency
    qualitative research
    social isolation
    staff
    responsibility
    methodology
    Teaching
    community

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    White, B., Tutty, J., & FINEGAN, A. (2005). A qualitative analysis of issues in developing an online learning project. In Proceedings of ASCILITE 2005: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: maintaining the momentum (Vol. 2, pp. -). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.
    White, Barbara ; Tutty, Joanna ; FINEGAN, A. / A qualitative analysis of issues in developing an online learning project. Proceedings of ASCILITE 2005: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: maintaining the momentum. Vol. 2 Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology, 2005. pp. -
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    Proceedings of ASCILITE 2005: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: maintaining the momentum. Vol. 2 Brisbane : Queensland University of Technology, 2005. p. -.

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