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ERIC Number: ED444565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
New Insights on Technology Adoption in Communities of Learners.
Sherry, Lorraine; Billig, Shelley; Tavalin, Fern; Gibson, David
This paper presents an alternative, nonlinear view of technology adoption among teachers participating in The WEB Project, a Technology Innovation Challenge Grant. It is based on a number of new theories, including activity and systems theory, and upon previous evaluations of large scale educational technology programs by RMC Research Corporation, notably the Boulder Valley Internet Project. The paper presents the Integrated Technology Adoption and Diffusion Model, describing a learning/adoption trajectory, i.e., a cyclical process in which teachers evolve from learners (teacher-trainees), to adopters of educational technology, to co-learners/co-explorers with their students in the classroom, and, finally, to a reaffirmation/refection decision. The evolution of the model to include a fifth stage, i.e., teacher as leader, is described. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A