A Study of the Impact of a School District Computer Technology Program on Adoption of Educational Technology
Catherine Suen, Edmonton Public School District, Canada ; Michael Szabo, University of Alberta, Canada
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Seattle, WA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-35-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The purpose of this research was to assess the impact of a school district technology initiative on the adoption of computer technology as an innovation for teaching and learning. A review of the literature suggests that instructional technology is not widely implemented in the educational setting. The Board of Trustees of a large school board in Western Canada operated a district Technology Incentive Program (TIP) from 1996 to 1999. This study assessed the impact of the first year of TIP. The data were collected through quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The results showed that there was an increase in TIP participants' perception of the level of expertise in using a computer and usage of computers for teaching and non-teaching purposes. Results were discussed in terms of theories of change and innovation.
Suen, C. & Szabo, M. (1999). A Study of the Impact of a School District Computer Technology Program on Adoption of Educational Technology. In B. Collis & R. Oliver (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 1999--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 91-96). Seattle, WA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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