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ERIC Number: ED448719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 7
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Tools of Innovation: Supporting Change through Online Web Solutions.
Howland, Jane; Mayer, Christine
This paper discusses online tools that support an essential element of technology planning--the staff responsible for integrating technology in their curricula. Two solutions using different strategies to address the critical area of support for technology implementers are examined, i.e., the online Stages of Concern about the Innovation Questionnaire (SoCQ) and TechConnect. The SoCQ tool assesses staff concerns about innovation use as a first step in identifying and developing appropriate assistance. Two applications of use of the SoCQ are described: preservice administrators using an online problem-based learning environment, and teachers implementing online curriculum. TechConnect, a World Wide Web site for sharing stories about technology use in educational environments, illustrates a mechanism for supporting change and technology use through creating a networked community of users. The development and use of these change tools at Planet Innovation is also described. Planet Innovation is a grant-funded organization at the University of Missouri-Columbia that offers online solutions for technology planning and implementation, especially in K-12 schools. (Contains 19 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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