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Effective implementation : a case study of the introduction of ICT in one school
thesisposted on 2023-05-27, 00:28 authored by Abell, JD
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 ‚ÄövÑvÆ 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."
Rights statementCopyright 2006 the author. Thesis (EdD)--University of Tasmania, 2006. Includes bibliographical references.