Co-construction of learning objects: Management and structure

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Thomas Hansson
Title: Co-construction of learning objects: Management and structure
Translated title: Samarbete kring konstruktionen av lärandeobjekt: Ledarskap och struktur
Book: Cybernetics and Systems Theory in Management: Tools, Views, and Advancements
Year: 2009
Editor: Stephen Wallis
ISBN: 978-1615206681
Publisher: IGI Global
City: Hershey, USA
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Management (Sektionen för management)
School of Management S- 371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
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Language: English
Abstract: It is an unsettled issue between research traditions how we should negotiate the implied rather than acknowledged dispute between individual agency, i.e. the ability/need/urge of a manager to act on/in the world on the one hand and the functioning of a structured social system where management and employee initiatives, relations and reactions are crucial for the main activity. This chapter resolves parts of the debate by drawing on general activity theory and a digital tool deployed for facilitating job-related group interaction.
Subject: Education\General
Business Administration\Information
Human Work Science\Human Computer Interaction
Keywords: Organizational learning, IT management, information system, research and development