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Organizational innovation for continuing education in higher education in Taiwan: The case of the Chinese Culture University

International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
Volume 8 Issue 2 (May 2016)

Abstract: Globalization trends and social changes across the world, paving ways for the emergence of learning societies amid an aging demography, have created new challenges for the higher education sector in Taiwan. Institutions scramble to analyze the ecology of the education sector from a wider perspective for a better grasp of its current and future situations, based on which positioning and operation strategies could be devised to meet changing demands. Institutions are, therefore, interested in pursuing organizational innovation initiatives, such as structural innovation enabled by the use of information technology ("IT"), consolidation of teaching resources, effectiveness enhancement and quality assurance, which all help to enhance the overall effectiveness of institutions and their positions in the market as these undertakings make their way into the core strategies of achieving excellence in the provision of higher education. The research project presented in this paper sought to explore how, with the use of IT, universities pursue organizational reform and innovative operation in respect of their continuing education branches, and offer a consolidated discussion of the underlying theories, drawing on the example of the Chinese Culture University which has made organizational innovation an integral part of in its overall strategy. The authors hoped to establish a dialogue between the theories on organizational innovation and the actual case, from which the experience gained can be presented in a way that will be useful to both education innovators in need of a case of reference and researchers on the subject.

To cite this article: Lu, Hsin-Ke; Chang, Kuan-Chun; Yan, Min-Jen and Lin, Peng-Chun. Organizational innovation for continuing education in higher education in Taiwan: The case of the Chinese Culture University [online]. International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 2016: 128-144. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=143360525086188;res=IELHSS> ISSN: 1997-7034. [cited 28 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Lu, Hsin-Ke; Chang, Kuan-Chun; Yan, Min-Jen; Lin, Peng-Chun; Source: International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, Vol. 8, No. 2, May 2016: 128-144 DOI: Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1997-7034 Subject: Organizational change; Education, Higher--Technological innovations; Culture and globalization; Continuing education--Study and teaching (Higher); Information technology--Management; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Executive Director, School of Continuing Education, and Head, Research Centre on Information Management, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
(2) Education Head, School of Continuing Education and Associate Professor, Department of International Trade, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
(3) Quality Head, School of Continuing Education, Aassociate Professor/Doctoral Advisor, EMBA Programme, Department of International Trade, and Head, MBA Programme for Working Learners, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan
(4) Associate Professor, Information Management Department, Chinese Culture University, Taiwan

Database: Humanities & Social Sciences Collection