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ERIC Number: ED555793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 257
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3035-1096-0
A Qualitative Case Study on the Acquisition and Use of Educational and Information Technologies in a New High School in Southern New Mexico
Grijalva, Norma
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, New Mexico State University
This research explores various aspects of technology in education, including learning applications, equipment, infrastructure, and pedagogy. Technology can be used for course delivery, assessment, communications, research and other learning activities. As educational institutions transition more of their academic courses, resources, and services into technology, it is important that the most effective technology and software be implemented. They are frequently required to make the decisions even though they may have limited technical backgrounds that can reduce their comfort level, and ability to make competent and informed decisions regarding technology implementations. The aim of this research is to examine the process employed in selecting and acquiring technology and the intended use of that technology in a new high school in southern New Mexico (NM). The research questions that guided this study include: (a) Why were specific information technologies selected and implemented in a new school? (b) What was identified along with the technology, as required, that ensures that the technologies are effectively implemented? (c) How does information technology help meet the school's curriculum and learning aim? (d) What are the perceptions that access to information technology makes students more successful? The case study consists of interviews with the school principal, assistant principal, and the school's technologist(s) regarding technology acquisition and its subsequent implementation in a new high school in southern New Mexico. The second is the observation of technology use in the classroom along with teacher interviews. This information was triangulated with a document review and compared to the research literature. The technology acquisition and implementation seemed to be driven by the central office technologist with informed feedback and usability data from three recently built schools. The participants indicated that the technology could be used to support a variety teaching methodologies and learning styles. [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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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico