Managing the change during e-learning integration in higher education: a case study from Saudi Arabia

Khalid Alshahrani, Len Cairns

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Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) that are already familiar components in business environments are fi nding their way into education at all levels in many parts of the world. Such technologies, however, disrupt education (Christensen, Horn and Johnson, 2008; Bonk, Lee, Kim and Lin, 2010) as they require changes in the teaching approaches and structure of institutions (McPherson and Nunes, 2008). People, on the other hand, can resist change because it challenges them and drives them out of their comfort zone (Latchem and Jung, 2010). Therefore, managing the change during the transition phase is crucial (Kotter, 1996) and a challenging task for any leader (Tibi and McLeod, 2010). Universities experience such challenges during the transition from a traditional way of teaching to more e-learning-based teaching and learning, and this chapter has taken one Saudi Arabian university as a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Education in the Gulf Region
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Learning Technologies and Innovative Pedagogy for the 21st Century
EditorsKhalid Alshahrani, Mohamed Ally
Place of PublicationAbingdon UK
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter12
Pages167-177
Number of pages11
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781317220398
ISBN (Print)9781138657007
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Education
PublisherRoutledge
Number171

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