Course management systems: innovation versus managerialism

Danaher, Patrick Alan ORCID: and Luck, Jo and Jones, David and McConachie, Jeanne (2004) Course management systems: innovation versus managerialism. In: 11th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, 14-16 Sept 2004, Exeter, England.


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[Abstract]: This paper examines the introduction of Blackboard as the designated course management system at Central Queensland University, Australia. The authors use the results of a focus group with a course team using Blackboard as the basis for a set of propositions about, and criteria for assessing the effectiveness of, course management systems. The authors draw on Bourdieu’s (1977, 1990, 1993) notions of autonomous and heteronomous forces and the habitus to frame their argument about the most likely means of navigating between the blue skies of innovation and the pragmatism of managerialism in relation to learning technologies in contemporary Australian universities.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This article received one of four, and the only non-British, inaugural 'Outstanding Research Paper Awards' for articles published in the conference proceedings. No evidence of copyright restrictions on web site.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Education (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:01
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 02:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Australia, Central Queensland University, course management systems, innovation, managerialism; higher education research
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing

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