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The implementation of e-tutoring in secondary schools: A diffusion study
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Computers & Education Volume 59, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

While technology use is becoming ever more ubiquitous in society, there are times when even the most useful of technologies faces non-adoption for a variety of contextual reasons. Educational institutions are increasingly relying on online academic support services such as e-tutoring to balance rising demands for public accountability over standardized testing with decreasing budgets. This study explores the context of an e-tutoring service that has experienced a relatively low adoption rate in a school district in Eastern Ontario, Canada. The study proposes a model, based on the results of a mixed-methods diffusion study, for the effective implementation of the service; results indicate that this model is significantly correlated with the adoption of e-tutoring. Implications for the integration of educational technologies in secondary education, especially in relation to e-tutoring, are discussed.

Citation

Corrigan, J.A. (2012). The implementation of e-tutoring in secondary schools: A diffusion study. Computers & Education, 59(3), 925-936. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 19, 2020 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2012.03.013

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