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Organizational Design Strategies in Higher Educational Institutions in Accordance with Electronic Learning and Teaching Environment


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Balković, Mislav and Kučak, Danijel. (2009). Organizational Design Strategies in Higher Educational Institutions in Accordance with Electronic Learning and Teaching Environment. In: 2nd International Conference “The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2009 – Digital Resources and Knowledge Sharing”, 4-6 November 2009, Zagreb, Croatia.

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New approaches to learning and teaching, introduced by electronic environment are present in higher educational institutions through the world. Still many institutions are either purposely unaware of them or they do not have organizational infrastructure and willingness to fully adopt them. A rigid internal governance structures that is strongly influenced by academic council in most institutions tends to retain status quo. At the same time Laissez-faire approach to development of training materials and adoption of electronic teaching methods tends to increase expenses with no serious results and no dissemination of knowledge that is gathered from those, in most cases, isolated and enthusiastic projects. Advance in technological development is for many institutions just insignificant external factor that only in a way influences their internal organizational change. Still, in the course of this article it will be shown that only strong willingness to adopt full organizational change in the fields of: governance, organizational model, funding and internal culture change, through new vision statement and detailed strategic plan can fully prepare institution for electronic teaching and learning environment. This assertion will be elaborated both from organizational as well as from financial aspect and some best practices solutions and recommendation will be drafted in order to propose concrete change in governance structure, organizational model, funding and internal culture.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational design, e-learning, distance learning, teaching supported by technology
Subjects: Information sciences > Social-humanistic informatics
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 19 May 2017 09:30

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