Cultural Comparison of ODL with Conventional Education in Pakistan

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Sadaf CHOUDHARY

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Culture is considered to be a significant factor behind a sustainable competitive advantage, leading towards organizational growth. According to previous studies strong relationship exists between organizational culture and its performance and success. Therefore, in order to enhance the performance of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode, specific culture should be identified. Specific organizational culture can be defined by the nature of tasks performed and the procedures adopted by the organization. Routine operations demonstrate the deeply rooted values of a particular culture. Some studies reveal the resemblance in cultures of different organizations. Specifically, organizations operating within the same industry experience more cultural similarity. Considering theses attributes of organizational culture, this study will explore the particular culture of ODL mode of education, defined by the organizational activities and procedures by interviewing individuals associated with ODL. Moreover, this study will identify the similarities existing between the conventional and ODL education systems, as they are operating within the same industry i-e Education. The consequences of this study will assist in enhancing the capacity building of its employees by promoting the appropriate culture. This alignment between the organizational culture and objectives will ultimately enhance the human productivity.

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CHOUDHARY, S. (2013). Cultural Comparison of ODL with Conventional Education in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Distance Education, 11(2), 4-24. Retrieved from http://asianjde.org/ojs/index.php/AsianJDE/article/view/223
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