Cultural factors affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey

Barton, Siew Mee 2008, Cultural factors affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey, in E-Learn 2008 : Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education 2008, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Chesapeake, Va., pp. 3369-3384.

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Title Cultural factors affecting the adoption of e-learning in Turkey
Author(s) Barton, Siew Mee
Conference name World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education (2008 : Chesapeake, Va.)
Conference location Chesapeake, Va.
Conference dates 26-30 October 2008
Title of proceedings E-Learn 2008 : Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education 2008
Editor(s) Richards, G.
Publication date 2008
Conference series World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education
Start page 3369
End page 3384
Total pages 16
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of publication Chesapeake, Va.
Keyword(s) cultural factors
e-learning
education
online learningand teaching
social network
Summary This paper reports findings from an ethnographic study of e-learning adopters in Turkey and examines ways in which cultural factors shape the adoption and use of information 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. The study examines the operation of trust and inspiration in networking and teamwork in the Asian academic environment. The key findings of this research are that the early adopters become change agents in small groups and networks and that the process of adoption relies heavily on social networks and connections. Findings from this research can assist individuals and institutions to better understand ways in which to optimize the online teaching and learning experience for staff.
Language eng
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30018327

Document type: Conference Paper
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