University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (BULGARIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN18 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 1382-1387
ISBN: 978-84-09-02709-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2018.0439
Conference name: 10th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2018
Location: Palma, Spain
The research issues highlighted in the report illustrate the main trends of change in higher education management “models” through e-Governance methods and technologies that take into account the innovative capabilities inherent in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The main focus in the formulated models is on globalization, which leads to a change in basic aspects of social participation. Modern understanding of university governance, inextricably linked to access to information and the development of a culture of transparency, are subjects of many studies and discussions. The new methods and forms of university governance in the context of globalization are perceived as innovations in the governance and self-governance of both traditional and modern educational institutions.

Current social practice and the development of social sciences "bring" information and knowledge into the university information environment by generating new understanding of social reality, of the ways of influencing and transforming the objectives, the subject and the means of governance as a specific human activity. The concept of "good governance" adopted by the European Union is based on the model of social development, elaborated by the World Bank. In the context of total globalization, the creative application of this concept in university social practice is reflected in defining, constructing and implementing the culture of information transparency in the university information environment.

The timeliness of researched issues is determined by the fact that these principles cannot be implemented in a university information environment without the academic community having the appropriate level of information competence and a culture of transparency. The formation, implementation and development of the idea of a culture of information transparency is the basis for the realization of the principle of dual information saturation of each governing process. In this context, the issue of reducing the "asymmetry of public awareness" has come to light.

The methodology of the proposed study is based on the theory of informing science. Considering the problem from the point of view of this theory and when talking about duality within the university information environment, we acknowledge the fact that both entities - the governing and the governed - must be in possession of information, comparable in quantity and quality. Once again, we will point out that in academic institutions the essence of the governing process is not just the formal transmission and acceptance of governance impacts. Special attention is paid to their rationalization and direct application in social practice.

The significance of this principle is further enhanced in e-Governance because in the conditions of e-Governance and its real practical implementation the subjective component is minimal and the bilateral information saturation is a necessary, as well as a compulsory condition for a normal governance process.

The results of this research are summarized in a conceptual model related to the global problems of modern e-Governance, in accordance with the reference framework defined in the report.
University education & globalization, e-Govarnance, good governance, culture of information transparency.