Shared Networks in Technology Education

Shared Networks in Technology Education

Carmen de Pablos (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-881-9.ch118


Diverse institutions of education have paid special attention to the way they can profit from the use of Webbased shared networks in the last years. The literature review shows us a great interest in defining the variables that can have a direct impact on achieving better final results of a good use of these technologies. In this chapter, we try to present a view of the main variables that should be taken into account in a global model to measure the general satisfaction of the usage of shared networks in technology education.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Genres of Organizational Communication: Socially recognized types of communicative actions.

Information and Communication Technology: Different physical devices such as computers, telephones, Web servers, and Internet connectivity that keeps a company able to communicate inside and with the outside world by electronic means.

Attitude: The degree of affection that one feels about some environmental element.

User Satisfaction: The degree to which the objectives of systems or the organizational unit utilizing the systems are achieved.

Shared Network: The ensemble of transactions by which collective rules are elaborated, decided, legitimated, implemented, and controlled.

Organizational Inertia: Some elements of the culture, values, and ways of group expression in the organization.

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