Diffusion of Educational Technology: Student Perspectives on Collaborative Education
Lori Howard, Lisa Washington, Laura Blasi, University of Virginia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-33-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Participants in the Diffusion of Technology: Policy and Practice explored the nature of the to educationaltechnology policy process in two states, enriched by voices and experiences across a span of a thousand miles. This presentation by graduate students complements the session focused on pedagogy and the instructor experience. The Web, conference calls, and other interactive technologies gave us the opportunity to design this course as a collaborative effort between Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and the College of Education at Iowa State University. We began by addressing the policy process related to educational technology, and then moved to focus on diffusion of innovations in educational organizations. Our goal was to examine and policy factors influencing the successful implementation of educational technology in Iowa and Virginia, but along the way we learned several valuable lessons which have contributed to our developing model for Collaborative Education.
Howard, L., Washington, L. & Blasi, L. (1999). Diffusion of Educational Technology: Student Perspectives on Collaborative Education. In J. Price, J. Willis, D. Willis, M. Jost & S. Boger-Mehall (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 1999--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1624-1627). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).