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ERIC Number: EJ1073715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1499-6677
A Case Study of Institutional Reform Based on Innovation Diffusion Theory through Instructional Technology
Szabo, Michael; Sobon, Sonia A.
Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, v29 n2 Spr 2003
A theory­-based system of educational reform through instructional technology, the Training, Infrastructure and Empowerment System (TIES), was developed and piloted in a research university during the late 1990s. In 2001, a research study was conducted on this implementation using qualitative methodology. Interviews were conducted with 12 participants who represented 4 different stakeholder groups. Some of the themes to emerge were: (a) Vision for instructional technology, (b) learning technologies and alternative delivery systems, (c) adoption of innovation, (d) general challenges and (e) lessons learned. Discussion includes implications of these themes for reform of education as they relate to a theoretical reform framework. Suggestions for further research are also identified.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada