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ERIC Number: ED533809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-1715-3
Owens Community College: A Case Study on the Effects of Politics, Economics, Social Factors, and Technological Factors on Future Educational Delivery Strategies, Space Needs, and Design
Paskvan, Brian A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Toledo
The purpose of this case study was to explore the influence of four factors--politics, economics, society, and technology--on educational delivery strategies, space needs, and design at Owens Community College. The future effects of these factors on the college were predicted four to six years from the time the study was conducted. The researcher employed the political, economic, social, and technological (PEST) analysis model to conduct the study, and qualitative methods were used to identify the effects of each of the four factors. Technological, political, and economic influences were predicted to be the most influential factors affecting the delivery of education at the college during the next four to six years. The study further revealed the following five predictions: (1) technology will play a major role in the future delivery of education and learning environments; (2) faculty technological competency will be vital to the success of the technological delivery of education; (3) student technological competency will be a factor in the use of technology to deliver education; (4) funding of college-wide technology initiatives will need to be identified as a college priority; and (5) space needs and design will change due to the use of technology. This study also includes the following recommendations--specifically related to technology and funding--to assist in resolving the issues identified in the study: (1) technological learning environment recommendation: create a technology review and implementation process; (2) technical competency of Owens Community College faculty recommendation: create a technological assessment and training program for faculty; (3) technical competency of Owens Community College students recommendation: create a technological assessment and training program for students; (4) funding initiatives recommendation: develop a funding plan that identifies technology as a college priority. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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