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The Role of Technology Leaders in Schools

, , , Robert Morris University, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Abstract: Technology integration in schools is increasing at a rapid pace. With this increase comes the need to hire highly competent technology leaders who can develop standards based curricula that incorporates technology. While there may be many poor uses of technology in education, research shows that technology integration can be very beneficial in increasing educational effectiveness (Byrom & Bingham, 2001; Clements & Sarama, 2003; Mann, Shakeshaft, Becker, & Kottkamp, 1999; Valdez, McNabb, Foertsch, Anderson, Hawkes, & Raack, 2000; Wenglinsky, 1998). For integration to be beneficial, technology leaders need to assure that students are technology literate, as outlined in enGauge® 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age (NCREL & Metiri Group, 2003). This review of literature highlights current research about technology leaders and offers suggestions for further research.


Palmieri, L., Semich, G. & Graham, J. (2010). The Role of Technology Leaders in Schools. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2240-2247). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 8, 2023 from .