Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia Academic guanxi

Barton, Siew Mee 2008, Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia Academic guanxi, 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. 3385-3394.

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Title Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia Academic guanxi
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 3385
End page 3394
Total pages 10
Publisher Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Place of publication Chesapeake, Va.
Keyword(s) cultural factors
e-learning
education
guanxi
online learning and teaching
social network
Summary This paper aims to discover and examine 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 Malaysia who have become change-agents by inspiring small networks of their peers. The study examines the concept of guanxi to understand the operation of trust and inspiration in networking and teamwork in the Asian academic environment. This study points to the importance of developing guanxi, through the middle-down nurturing of peer networks, in developing a rich and rewarding environment for the development of online teaching.
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:30018328

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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