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ERIC Number: EJ847989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
Strategic Development of Information Technology Services in a Provincial Higher Education Institute
Intaganok, Prachit; Waterworth, Peter; Srisamai, Siwaporn
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v21 n4 p510-532 2005
This paper describes a research project on the introduction of information technology (IT) services to a higher education institution in north eastern Thailand. The project considered the literature on the processes involved in the introduction of IT services to educational institutions in various parts of the world and attempted to understand the issues that institutions had to deal with in introducing and productively using IT services in teaching, scholarship and administration. It then analyses the nature of the process at the case study institution, through a range of quantitative and qualitative measures designed to draw data from staff, students and senior institutional managers. A number of similarities and differences were identified between what was found in the literature and what had occurred at the case study institution and analysis of them led to the development of a model to attempt to explain the attitudinal and practical stages through which an institution goes in adopting a technical innovation. The impact of cultural and contextual factors upon the acceptance of an innovation is stressed. (Contains 6 tables.)
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Ascilite Secretariat, P.O. Box 44, Figtree, NSW, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9367-1133; e-mail: info@ascilite.org.au; Web site: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand