Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia: academic Guanxi

Barton, S, Nguyen, L, Corbitt, B and Peszynski, K 2006, 'Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia: academic Guanxi', in S. Spencer and A. Jenkins (ed.) ACIS 2006 Conference Proceedings, Adelaide, Australia, 6-8 December 2006.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Cultural factors behind the growth of e-learning in Malaysia: academic Guanxi
Author(s) Barton, S
Nguyen, L
Corbitt, B
Peszynski, K
Year 2006
Conference name 17th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Conference location Adelaide, Australia
Conference dates 6-8 December 2006
Proceedings title ACIS 2006 Conference Proceedings
Editor(s) S. Spencer
A. Jenkins
Publisher University of South Australia
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Abstract 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. Findings from this research will enable individuals and institutions to better understand ways in which to optimise the online teaching and learning experience for staff.
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