The purpose of this thesis was to study the interaction between actants (both human and non-human) in Vestegnens Sprog- & Kompetencecenter (VSK) and the inertia herein. The goal was to find out how the divergent goals during technological change, posed a challenge for actants at VSK. The focal point of the challenges was the latent intragroup conflict that became evident throughout our study. During our journey and collaboration with VSK, we quickly acknowledged a series of actants and organizational aspects affecting their decisions concerning shaping their online platform, and therefore also affecting the teachers responsible for e-learning at VSK. The study was conducted as an explorative case-study of e-Sprogcenteret (ESC) in VSK. Our total empirical data consists of six interviews with both teachers and students, and a workshop with ESC. The analysis took its outset in the Actor-Network theory. Through our analysis we concluded that the biggest challenge for the actants was a missing relation between the middle line and the operating core of ESC. The proposed solution is that VSK should aim at converging their two main goals of technological change, which would be done by introducing a third actant. This crucial actant should be used to mediate the divergent goals of each part of the operating core (ESC) and the middle line (Management). This will help VSK to balance out the instability in the power distribution and would help the ESC to overcome the latent conflict.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 jun. 2015|