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
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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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