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ERIC Number: EJ834435
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3124
Moogle, Google, and Garbage Cans: The Impact of Technology on Decision Making
Sellers, Martin P.
International Journal of Leadership in Education, v8 n4 p365-374 Oct 2005
Decision makers are faced daily with making important and pervasive decisions. This is especially significant in higher education, where decisions about academics will have considerable impact on the next generation of leaders. In place of rational decisions about the substance of learning and instruction, academic administrators make incremental decisions, and rationalize the technologies used to produce those decisions. Administrative decision makers have become information managers. Technology information and decisions drive academic decisions. Information technology is right at the center of educational administration. Administrators give careful consideration to technology, which plays a significant role in the decisions that are being made. This fosters incremental decision making much more than rational decision making. Decisions lead to actions and actions to results and information, which itself leads to other decisions. Decisions are supported and yet limited by technology. A college's future seems to be tied to technology, and decisions are tied to technology's output. The challenge for academic decision makers is to form a comprehensive strategy for the use and impact of technology on decisions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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