ERIC Number: ED373759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Educational Technology Adoption: An Information Systems Perspective.
Schneberger, Scott L.; Jost, Karen Lee
Concentrating on the adoption and implementation of educational technology, this paper outlines and compares the conceptual definitions of educational technology (ET) and information systems (IS). Adoption and implementation models and frameworks are discussed, and similarities and differences between IS adoption and implementation and educational change are considered. ET and IS definitions focusing on devices, people, knowledge, and processes suggest a theoretical linkage between ET and IS application and adoption. Knowledge acquired about IS adoptions may be helpful to ET implementation in the future. Research on educational change has also produced knowledge of factors that are associated with adoption and that affect implementation. However, the factors and processes associated with successful ET adoption will likely have different relative weights than the factors and processes in previously researched successful IS adoption. One important factor for ET adoption that should be adopted from the IS factor model is that of involving users directly in the design process. Bottom-up and top-down involvement and support are required. (Contains 30 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.