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Identifying Socio-Cultural Factors That Impact the Use of Open Educational Resources in Local Public Administrations

  • The goal of this paper is to define relevant barriers to the exchange of Open Educational Resources in local public administrations. Building upon a cultural model, eleven experts were interviewed and asked to evaluate several factors, such as openness in discourse, learning at the workplace, and superior support, among others. The result is a set of socio-cultural factors that shape the use of Open Educational Resources in public administrations. Significant factors are, in this respect, the independent choice of learning resources, the spirit of the platform, the range of available formats and access to technologies. Practitioners use these factors to elaborate on the readiness of public administrations towards the use of open e-Learning systems. To academic debates on culture in e-Learning, the results provide an alternative model that is contextualized to meet the demands of public sector contexts. Overall, the paper contributes to the lack of research about open e-Learning systems in the public sector, as well as regarding culture in the management of learning and knowledge exchange.

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Author:Julia Stoffregen, Jan M. Pawlowski, Eric Ras, Snezana Šćepanović
Parent Title (English):International Journal of Management
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2016
Date of first Publication:2019/02/11
Release Date:2019/02/11
First Page:167
Last Page:187
Institutes:Fachbereich 1 - Institut Informatik
DDC class:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 000 Allgemeines, Wissenschaft
300 Sozialwissenschaften / 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
300 Sozialwissenschaften / 370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung