Technology-Mediated Data Management to Support Data-Informed Collaborative Professional Development
Doug Orr, Jeff Meadows, Rick Mrazek, University of Lethbridge, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Learning organizations rely on consensus of understandings to facilitate professional growth and development. Collaborative self-assessment provides clear articulation and characterization of adoption of innovations such as the use of emergent technologies to support instruction. The Level of Adoption (LoA) survey was developed to assess changes in understanding of and competence with emerging and innovative educational technologies. The LoA survey, while reflecting the criteria framework of the original “Level of Use” instruments from which it was derived, utilizes a specifically structured on-line, self-reporting scale of “level of adoption” and real-time community-aggregated reporting to promote collaborative self-reflection and discussion. Growth in knowledge of, and confidence with, specific emergent technologies is indicated by the results of a pilot study, thus supporting further development of this instrument to foster collaborative systemic professional development.
Orr, D., Meadows, J. & Mrazek, R. (2009). Technology-Mediated Data Management to Support Data-Informed Collaborative Professional Development. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1835-1840). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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