Role clarity and instructional technology support: A naturalistic examination of various perceptions of the role of the ITRT within and across three high schools
Ann Marie Nash, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University . Awarded
Role clarity for any individual leads to more successful implementation of his or her job expectations. In a school, there are many individuals with various roles to fill. The Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) has multiple roles within a school including: training teachers, designing integrated curriculum, managing learning resources, modeling instructional strategies, acting as a technology resource, assisting content specialists, and preview and recommending software. This study found that stakeholders in schools consistently recognize the ITRT as both a trainer and designer of integrated lessons. Other instructional support roles are recognized only by some stakeholders in schools. When a greater emphasis is placed on 21st Century skills throughout the school, there is greater consistency in the perceptions of the roles of the ITRT by stakeholders.
Nash, A.M. Role clarity and instructional technology support: A naturalistic examination of various perceptions of the role of the ITRT within and across three high schools. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, Virginia Commonwealth University.
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