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Effective implementation : a case study of the introduction of ICT in one school


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Abell, JD 2006 , 'Effective implementation : a case study of the introduction of ICT in one school', PhD thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The objectives of this case study were to provide insights into conditions that assist
effective implementation of ICT and online learning in one school, the assessment of
innovation and change using a concerns based adoption model (CBAM) and how school
leadership interventions have an impact on change management. The methodology
involved questionnaires for all students from years 7 — 12 and all teachers from
kindergarten to year 12, with an interview for a selective group of teachers, known for
their "best practice" in online teaching. Findings include the utility of the CBAM model
to monitor the implementation of educational change and to describe, explain and
predict probable teacher behaviours with professional development planning. The study
finds that effective ICT implementation can be compared with the effective
implementation of any educational innovation. The focus on leadership and change
management is as important as, or more important than the focus on technology.

Item Type: Thesis - PhD
Authors/Creators:Abell, JD
Keywords: Computer-assisted instruction, Educational technology, Internet in education, Educational innovations
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (EdD)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references.

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