Teachers as change agents in information technology diffusion

Henderson, Lyn, and Bradey, Scott (2004) Teachers as change agents in information technology diffusion. In: Proceedings of Ed-Media 2004: World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. pp. 1993-1999. From: Ed-Media 2004, 21-26 June 2004, Lugano, Switzerland.

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Technological diffusion and integration in schools is a complex process that has not met expectations. The paper analyses the views of teachers in a K-10 school of distance education to their whole school emersion approach to school change and technology diffusion. Comparison and contrast are made with theoretical models of information communication technologies (ICTs) diffusion. Evaluation revealed teachers as one of the change agents within a distributed expertise model that incorporated coercion, commitment, re-education, as well as fix the school and early adopter strategies. Overall, there was general approval of the process, minor non-acceptance of responsibility for the success of the school’s ICT program, and a majority who were able to move outside their comfort zone.

Item ID: 7618
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-880094-53-2
Keywords: change; diffusion; ICT; teachers
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Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 04:33
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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