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ERIC Number: EJ1096381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
Utilizing a Simulation within an Online School Technology Leadership Course
Strycker, Jesse
Online Learning, v20 n1 p130-144 Mar 2016
Online courses and programs have grown to become and continue to be a popular option for students. As part of an online Master's of Education in Instructional Technology program, students must complete a school technology leadership course. Leadership decision making, policy making, and how to have innovations take hold in a school settings are important things to learn about, but are even more important concepts for students to be able to practice. This case study details the reasoning behind, utilization of, adjustments to, and results from bringing a simulation into the program's online school technology leadership course. Results show that students found the simulation to provide a mostly authentic experience and grew to understand that they should view the simulation as a system, but some students were averse to risk taking and were not always able to adjust to details within the simulation that challenged their existing schema regarding technology leadership and how innovations are diffused within a school setting.
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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: North Carolina
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