Najih Samin Ahmed1 & Cumhur Aydinli2 & Tim Saka3
1University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq
2Independent Researcher, New York, United States of America
3Onondaga Community College, New York, United States of America
Abstract: The main purpose of this study is to strategically map the organizational readiness of K12 schools in the USA for online education. Data for this study were collected using questionnaires. Of 500 teachers who were sent invitations in charter schools in the USA, 130 sent back their responses. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS software. The results of the study show that variables such as cultural readiness, cognitive readiness, and stategic readiness were not fundamental variables, but were mediator variables. These varibales emerge over time as a consequence of school administrations’ IT strategies, technical and tight partnerships with IT companies, and directing their financial resources to online education. The study concludes that in order to be ready for online education, first of all, employees must be ready for it in a cognitive sense, and online education processes must become a culture within the organization.
Keywords: Organizational Readiness, Online Education, Information Technologies, Strategic Planning, Education
Published: August 10, 2022
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