Analysis of E-Leadership Practices in Ameliorating Learning Environment of Higher Education Institutions

Wajeeha Aurangzeb & Uzma Mazhar


Information and communication technologies have made a profound and deep impact on educational organizations, especially at higher level. Leaders are required to adopt ICT tools not only for their own competence but for meeting the demands of e-leadership and changing teaching-learning ecology. Current study aimed at examining and elucidating the practices involved in adoption and enrichment of e-leadership processes at higher education level through qualitative research approach. Research respondents included 50 employees in higher education level working under the domain of leadership. Semi-structured interviews helped to extract major themes and sub-themes under the framework of replacement, amplification and transformation of e-leadership practices. Findings revealed that e-leadership practices are currently at the replacement phase of ICT integration. Suggested model on the basis of research gaps illustrates that continuous training & development of e-leaders, leveraging technology affordance within institutions, keeping abreast with ongoing advances in ICT & incorporating them in teaching ecology may help in materializing transformational stage of ICT adoption in e-leadership practices.

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