Is E-Learning Used for Enhancing Administration or Learning? On the Implications of Organisational Culture

Is E-Learning Used for Enhancing Administration or Learning? On the Implications of Organisational Culture

Stefan Hrastinski (Uppsala University, Sweden), Christina Keller (Uppsala University and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden) and Jörgen Lindh (Jönköping International Business School, Sweden)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch510

Abstract

The transition from learning on campus to e-learning presents many challenges. One of the key challenges is the organisational culture, which may enhance or hinder e-learning implementation. In this chapter, we describe how the organisational culture shapes e-learning use at universities. We compare a School of Business and a School of Health Sciences. It is argued that strategies for e-learning have played akey role in shaping the organisational culture, which in turn shapes how e-learning is being used. The School of Business regarded efficient administration as the key driver while the School of Health Sciences regarded collaborative learning as the key driver for e-learning. We introduce the concepts of administration-centered and learning-centered e-learning culture to pinpoint the difference identified. A challenge is to develop an e-learning culture that values both how e-learning can be used to enhance administration and learning.

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