Academic social networks affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey

Barton, Siew Mee, Corbitt, Brian and Nguyen, Lemai 2009, Academic social networks affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey, International journal of e-learning, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 561-575.

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Title Academic social networks affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey
Author(s) Barton, Siew Mee
Corbitt, Brian
Nguyen, Lemai
Journal name International journal of e-learning
Volume number 8
Issue number 4
Start page 561
End page 575
Total pages 15
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of publication Norfolk, Va.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1537-2456
1943-5932
Summary This article reports findings from an ethnographic study of e-leaming adopters in Turkey and examines ways in which cultural factors shape the adoption and use of infonnation technology for online teaching. This research focuses on influential early adopters in the tertiary education sector in Turkey who have become change agents by inspiring small networks of their peers into e-learning. The study examines the operation of trust and inspiration in networking and teamwork in the Asian academic environment. A key finding of this research is that the early adopters of e-Ieaming tend to become change agents in small groups and networks. This research sheds light on the mechanisms by which the process of e-Ieaming adoption relies on social networks and connections.
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30016841

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