Our Latest Teaching and Learning Informed Research Publication by Dr. Mohammed Albakri, Prof. Trevor Wood-Harper and Prof. Robert Wood in Collaboration with SBS Cluster

Article Author and Lecturer of Digital Business at SBS
Understanding the technical and social paradoxes of learning management systems usage in higher education: A sociotechnical perspective

I am delighted to share my latest teaching and learning-informed research publication submitted to the Systems Research & Behavioural Science journal in collaboration with Professor Trevor Wood-Harper, Professor Robert Wood, and the SBS cluster. If you are interested in information systems, digital transformation, sociotechnical systems, learning management systems, or higher education literature, this is the article for you.

The article discusses the shift towards online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the adoption of learning management systems (LMS) in education. LMS provides benefits such as accessibility, flexibility, standardisation, and cost-effectiveness. However, the shift has also raised new contextual issues regarding the use of LMS by students and academics. The article adopts a sociotechnical approach to understanding the technical and social implications of LMS on pedagogical development. Academics and students from two university cases were interviewed to capture their perceptions of LMS usage. Technical paradoxes and social paradoxes arise from the transition from blended learning environments to remote ones, where many unprecedented challenges emerge from learning remotely during a pandemic, while cultural issues such as user resistance impede the university’s pedagogical goals and visions.

I hope you enjoy reading the article, and thanks for reading!

Link to the article: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/sres.2945