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ERIC Number: ED462957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
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A Strategic Planning Approach to Technology Integration: Critical Success Factors.
Shaw, Sam; Zabudsky, Jeff
Within most institutions of higher learning, the typical approach to the integration of new information and communications technologies into the teaching and learning process has involved a heavy reliance on early adopters. This path of least resistance approach has provided organizations with the opportunity to quickly claim a presence in the emerging E-learning world. However, the gap between these early faculty adopters and their majority colleagues remains a chasm. Research indicates that only about 5 to 10 percent of faculty are using new technology in any way that meaningfully changes the teaching and learning process. This paper argues that in order for new technology to make an institute-wide impact on teaching and learning practices it must be goaded from the backroom to take its place on the organization's mainstage. This means it must be resident in the vision and mission statements of the organization and consequently in its business planning activities and documents. This paper demonstrates how the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada has successfully reinvented its technology integration activities through a comprehensive strategic planning exercise. The paper begins by describing the visioning and strategic planning exercise that was undertaken across the organization and then demonstrates how this exercise has brought about an infrastructure and culture of support that has lead to the proliferation of new learning technology activities. It then explores a number of these technology initiatives to demonstrate their genesis in the strategic planning exercise. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada