An activity theory approach to analyze barriers to a Virtual Management Information Systems (MIS) Curriculum

Suhair Jaradat, Ahmad Qablan, Areej Barham

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This paper explains how the activity theory is used as a framework to analyze the barriers to a virtual Management Information Stream (MIS) Curriculum in Jordanian schools, from both the sociocultural and pedagogical perspectives. Taking the activity system as a unit of analysis, this study documents the processes by which activities shape and are shaped by their different levels of context. Through qualitative data collection methodologies, the study explored the various contextual and personal imbalances that appeared while implementing the MIS at schools. At the end of the study, several suggestions and recommendation are offered to enhance the curriculum and its implementation at schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-35
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Interactive Online Learning
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An activity theory approach to analyze barriers to a Virtual Management Information Systems (MIS) Curriculum'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this