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Pages: 1864-1869
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.0331

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

REPLACING THE LMS: AN ACTIVITY THEORETICAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING HOW THE INTERACTIONS OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS FACILITATE OR CONSTRAIN THE ADOPTION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES

M. O'Rourke

RMIT University (AUSTRALIA)
Implementing significant new educational technologies is a challenging process for any organisation, requiring cooperative partnerships from a variety of professions, each of whom have their own professional cultures, management protocols, and understandings of the goals and requirements of the project. The research explores the processes of multidisciplinary project interactions that occurred during the implementation of a comprehensive new Learning Management System (LMS) by interviewing IT specialists, eLearning Project Officers, and Academic teaching staff who participated in the project. Qualitative case study data on participants' perceived objectives, roles, and understandings about the LMS project's goals and needs was analysed using an activity theoretical (CHAT) framework. Participants were asked to reflect on their professional practice and how this aligned with what they understood the goals of other participants to be. By investigating the constraints and confluences experienced by participants, this research contributes to furthering cross disciplinary understandings and to the developing body of knowledge about more efficient ways to manage significant educational technologies change.
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author = {O'Rourke, M.},
title = {REPLACING THE LMS: AN ACTIVITY THEORETICAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING HOW THE INTERACTIONS OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS FACILITATE OR CONSTRAIN THE ADOPTION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.0331},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
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SN - 978-84-697-9480-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.0331
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M. O'Rourke (2018) REPLACING THE LMS: AN ACTIVITY THEORETICAL APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING HOW THE INTERACTIONS OF DIFFERENT PROFESSIONAL GROUPS FACILITATE OR CONSTRAIN THE ADOPTION OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 1864-1869.
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