The Take-Up of Web Technology:-Adoption & Diffusion into Mainstream Teaching
Graeme Salter, Paul Davies, Steve Hansen, University of Western Sydney, Australia
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in Honolulu, Hawaii Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In 1998, at the the University of Western Sydney Macarthur, a project called PlatformWeb was introduced to enable a "bulk" movement of teaching staff to make use of the Web medium for teaching delivery. From a comparison of models of adoption of teaching innovations, it was decided to approach this project by making use of the Burkman "User Instructional Orientated Development" model. Instead of simply adopting an off the shelf web delivery package, from surveying staff perceptions of needs, a fully integrated Web Information System incorporating the Student Administration System was developed. Using this adoption model, within two teaching semesters, there has been a voluntary movement of about 200 staff and subjects into making use of PlatformWeb. This involves about 3,000 active student users and up to 6,000 students with access. The daily usage being 40,000 to 60,000 items accessed via the web. This paper outlines the adoption model and the development of the Web Delivery System.
Salter, G., Davies, P. & Hansen, S. (1999). The Take-Up of Web Technology:-Adoption & Diffusion into Mainstream Teaching. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 1540-1541). Honolulu, Hawaii: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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