A Hybrid Online Course to Enhance Technology Competencies of School Principals
Sally Beisser, Peggy Steinbronn, Drake Univ., United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Norfolk, VA ISBN 978-1-880094-41-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Administrative leaders do not necessarily perceive themselves as leaders in technology in schools. Educational administration graduate students in this study acknowledged that their computer skills were often surpassed by their own faculty, staff, or students. This paper describes an online graduate level course for future administrators, "Principles of Curriculum" (EDUC 276), taught at Drake University. The course was developed with on-campus face-to-face classroom meetings to build future administrator's skills and confidence followed by completion of the course using online web based instruction. Results suggest that administrators who completed the hybrid online course report lack of technology proficiency, have greater willingness to engage in distance learning, and provide technology leadership and support for teachers.
Beisser, S. & Steinbronn, P. (2001). A Hybrid Online Course to Enhance Technology Competencies of School Principals. In J. Price, D. Willis, N. Davis & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2001--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 131-135). Norfolk, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).