ERIC Number: ED475930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Online Professional Development: Building Administrators' Capacity for Technology Leadership.
Ertmer, Peggy A.; Bai, Hua; Dong, Chaoyan; Khalil, Mohammed; Park, Sung Hee; Wang, Ling
The President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) (1997) suggested that in order to achieve effective use of computers in schools, a ratio of four to five students per computer was needed. Market Data Retrieval (Education Week, 2001) reported, in the year 2000, the student-computer ratio in U. S. schools dropped to an all-time low of 4.9 to 1, with 60% of the available computers now connected to the Internet. Given this increased access, expectations for both teacher and student use have increased as well. This research examined changes in administrators' ideas about technology integration and technology leadership while participating in an online professional development course. Eight administrators, enrolled in a semester-long course, participated in 16 discussion forums related to k-12 technology implementation issues. Pre- and post-course surveys indicated significant changes in ideas about technology integration as well as methods used to support teachers' integration efforts. Analyses of interview and course discussion data suggest that administrators view technology leadership as a "shared responsibility" that requires both administrative skills and technical knowledge. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrators, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education, Distance Education, Educational Administration, Educational Technology, Online Systems, Professional Development, Technology Integration
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2002/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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