Revealing Unseen Organizations in Higher Education: A Study Framework and Application Example

Revealing Unseen Organizations in Higher Education: A Study Framework and Application Example

Lucie Sommer (The University of Colorado, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 32
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-509-2.ch007
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Abstract

Structuration theory, which examines the relationship between local and institutional structures, and organizational theory specific to the higher education setting, are utilized to formulate an analytical framework appropriate for “reading” educational technologies as social phenomena. Wanda Orlikowski’s (2000) technology-in-use model, (a contemporary revision of Poole and DeSanctis’ [1990] adaptive structuration model) and Burton Clark’s (1984) taxonomy of higher education organization are applied as the foundation for the inquiry.

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