Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Educational Foundations & Leadership
Community College Leadership
Dennis E. Gregory
Edward E. Raspiller
The purpose of this study using a multiple case study method is (1) to further the understanding of how community college administrators and blog authors strike a balance between organizational control and adaptability when implementing and using blog technologies and (2) to create a model that will help administrators better strike this balance within a loosely coupled system of college units and individuals. The rise of Web 2.0 technologies, which allows for direct publication to the Internet, presents two conundrums for community colleges: the conundrum of control and the conundrum of adaptability. As the oldest implementation of Web 2.0 technologies, blogs present an opportunity to understand how community college administrators are addressing these conundrums and how they may move their organizations toward the use of other Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook and Twitter.
Swanson, Troy A..
"The Administration of Community College Blogs: Considering Control and Adaptability in Loosely Coupled Systems"
(2010). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, Educational Foundations & Leadership, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/cwqf-3f85