Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Smaldino, Sharon E.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

Interorganizational relations||Instructional systems--Design||Instructional design||Educational technology||Multimedia communications

Abstract

This study examined the collaborative aspects of instructional technology development and implementation on the P.R.I.D.E. Digital Curriculum (PDC). The multimedia PDC training product was developed through an inter-organizational collaboration amongst several agencies and organizations. An increase in globalization and decentralization of organizations is changing how instructional designers communicate with the design and development teams. Cultural differences between institutions is significant when designing and developing collaborative material. This study utilized activity theory and activity systems analysis to examine communication practices, cultural influences, and synergy of the partners with a developer's perspective on instructional design and development. The findings revealed cultural differences did influence activities. The findings also revealed a historical influence on communication and decision-making practices. Additionally, the study uncovered some techniques used for improving synergistic properties while cautioning of antagonistic behaviors that threaten inter-organization collaboration.

Comments

Advisors: Sharon Smaldino.||Committee members: Lisa Yamagata-Lynch; Cindy York.

Extent

444 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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