Learning through ICT-enabled social networks

Liqiong Deng, Marshall Scott Poole

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Abstract

Utilising Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to build effective learning networks in organisations has received attention from both practitioners and researchers in recent years. Going beyond the limited focus on the structural characteristics of networks in prior research, this paper develops a theoretical model that specifies how the structural properties of network ties and the quality of interaction influence the occurrence of single- and double-loop learning within ICT-enabled social networks. It provides insights into how ICT can be utilised to bring people together and form a productive environment conducive to learning. The model is expected to have theoretical and practical implications for the development of ICT-enabled social networks for individual learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-391
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology and Management
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Double-loop learning
  • ICT
  • ICT-enabled social network
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Network structural properties
  • Quality of interaction
  • Single-loop learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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