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Adoption of Innovation: The Road to Implementation of a Learning Management System

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Adoption of innovation and the success of the implementation of that innovation is dependent upon the institution’s ability to address stakeholders’ needs. To prepare for the implementation of a new Learning Management System, full-time and part-time faculty were surveyed regarding their need for technology skills acquisition and for professional development. The study was designed to obtain perceptual data, to obtain a snapshot of current technology skills, and to gather attitudinal data in regards to the future implementation of the new LMS. As a result, an implementation plan was devised on five key findings: 1) application and understanding of adoption of innovation, 2) need for communication with all stakeholders, 3) need to build a learning community, 4) need for regional and school representation through infusion of a coach/mentor model, and 5) the need for marketing and promotion to the institution.


Sistek-Chandler, C., Myers, M. & Silverstone, S. (2015). Adoption of Innovation: The Road to Implementation of a Learning Management System. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 480-490). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved December 9, 2018 from .


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