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The Applicability and Utility of Fault Tree Analysis Prior to the Diffusion of a Technological Innovation in an Educational Setting PROCEEDINGS

, Concordia University, Canada

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the applicability and utility of Fault Tree
Analysis in the diffusion of a technological innovation in a higher education setting. Diffusion
of innovation literature suggests that the involvement of the intended users in the diffusion
process will increase the subsequent use of the innovation. The educational literature has
suggested there are six factors which inhibit or influence the use of technology in schools:
time; expertise; access; resources; support (Leggett & Persichitte, 1998) and perceived need
(Sherwood, 1999). By modifying the Fault Tree Analysis process to be more inclusive, it is
theorized that the process will be both applicable and utile and that intended users of the
technology in question will be more likely to successfully integrate the innovation into their
educational milieu.

Citation

Aaron, M. (2000). The Applicability and Utility of Fault Tree Analysis Prior to the Diffusion of a Technological Innovation in an Educational Setting. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 57-62). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2017 from .

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