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dc.contributor.authorPalmer, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorHolt, Dale
dc.contributor.authorGosper, Maree
dc.contributor.authorSankey, Michael
dc.contributor.authorAllan, Garry
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-01T23:37:15Z
dc.date.available2019-01-01T23:37:15Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn1027-5207en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381619
dc.description.abstractOnline learning environments (OLEs) are complex information technology (IT) systems that intersect with many areas of university organisation. Distributed models of leadership have been proposed as appropriate for the good governance of OLEs. Based on theoretical and empirical research, a group of Australian universities proposed a framework for the quality management of OLEs, and sought to validate the model via a survey of Australasian university representatives with OLE leadership responsibility. For the framework elements: Planning and Resourcing were rated most important; Organisational structure was rated least important; Technologies were rated low in importance and high in satisfaction; Resourcing and Evaluation were rated low in satisfaction; and Resourcing had the highest rating of importance coupled with low satisfaction. Considering distributed leadership in their institution, respondents reported that the organisational alignments represented by ‘official’ reporting and peer relationships were significantly more important and more effective than the organisational alignments linking the formal and informal leaders. From a range of desirable characteristics of distributed leadership, ‘continuity and sustainability’ received the highest rating of importance and a low rating of ‘in evidence’ – there are concerns about the sustainability of distributed leadership for the governance of OLEs in universities.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyter GmbHen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.eurodl.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom61en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto75en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEuropean Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learningen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode130199en_US
dc.subject.keywordsOnline learning environmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsDistributed leadershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordsQuality management frameworken_US
dc.titleExploring Distributed Leadership for the Quality Management of Online Learning Environmentsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 The Author(s). European Distance and E-Learning Network - EDEN. The non-commercial use of the article will be governed by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs license as currently displayed on http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_US
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gro.griffith.authorSankey, Michael D.


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