ERIC Number: EJ694221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Designing Good Institutional Contexts for Innovation in a Technology-Mediated Learning Environment
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v21 n4 p269-280 Aug 2005
How to innovate information technology (IT) effectively in a technology-mediated learning (TML) environment remains a problem. To better understand how knowledge sharing (KS) and "coordination and support of TML environment" (i.e. CTML) influence the propensity for TML innovation, this study develops a research framework to delineate the relationships among KS, CTML, and three antecedents of TML innovation -- cognizance of technology, ability to explore TML, and intention to explore. In order to test the impact of KS and CTML on the propensity for TML innovation, we collected data from elementary schools of Taiwan through a survey instrument. Our results indicate that KS has a positive effect on all the three antecedents of TML innovation, while CTML exerts a positive impact only on instructors' ability to explore. The implications of the study are discussed, and future research directions are proposed.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Innovation, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan