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Expanding technological frames towards mediated collaboration : groupware adoption in virtual learning teams

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dc.contributor.advisor Scupola, Ada
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Bjorn, Pernille
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-20T13:33:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-12-20T13:33:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Bjorn, P, Scupola, A and Fitzgerald, B (2007) 'Expanded technological frames towards mediated collaboration: groupware adoption in virtual learning teams', Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems, Vol 18, No, 2, pp. 28-47 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/621
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the technological and social factors that led to the successful adoption of groupware by a virtual team in a educational setting. Drawing on a theoretical framework based on the concept of technological frames, we conducted an action research study to analyse the chronological sequence of events in groupware adoption. We argue that groupware adoption can be conceptualised as a three-step process of expanding and aligning individual technological frames towards groupware. The first step comprises activities that bring knowledge of new technological opportunities to the participants. The second step involves facilitating the participants to articulate and evaluate their work practices and their use of technology. The third and final step deals with the participants' commitment to, and practical enactment of, groupware technology. The alignment of individual technological frames requires the articulation and re-evaluation of experience with collaborative practice and with the use of technology. One of the key findings is that this activity cannot take place at the outset of groupware adoption. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Scandinavian Journal of Information Systems; 18/ 2/ 28-47
dc.subject technological frames en
dc.subject virtual team en
dc.subject groupware adoption en
dc.subject learning en
dc.subject action research en
dc.title Expanding technological frames towards mediated collaboration : groupware adoption in virtual learning teams en
dc.type Article en
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.internal.authorcontactother brian.fitzgerald@ul.ie

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