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ERIC Number: EJ855802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Resistance to Technological Change in Academia
Moerschell, Linda
Current Issues in Education, v11 n6 2009
Initiating changes in technology, promoting utilization, and managing resistance by faculty may be among the most pressing challenges for academic leadership. Change that involves new technology is an ideal example of the systemic nature of organizational change because it includes infrastructure, expert knowledge, training, long-term vision, cost-benefit equations, and sufficient utilization to sustain the change. The literature on organizational change supports this premise that is exemplified in this article by anecdotal evidence from two universities. The first example describes the challenges in promoting utilization of Internet2 technology and the second describes the introduction of a project involving Voice-over Internet Protocol.
Arizona State University, Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education. Deans Office, P.O. Box 870211 Payne 108, Tempe, AZ 85287. Tel: 480-965-3306; Fax: 480-965-6231; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A