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Scott, Sally; McGuire, Joan – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
Universal Design applied to college instruction has evolved and rapidly spread on an international scale. Diffusion of Innovation theory is described and used to identify patterns of change in this trend. Implications and strategies are discussed for promoting this inclusive approach to teaching in higher education.
Descriptors: College Instruction, Access to Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Murray, Christine E. – Journal of Counseling & Development, 2009
This article presents a diffusion of innovation theory-based framework for addressing the gap between research and practice in the counseling profession. The author describes the nature of the research-practice gap and presents an overview of diffusion of innovation theory. On the basis of the application of several major postulates of diffusion…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Counselors, Counseling, Innovation
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Smith-Osborne, Alexa; Daniel, Kathryn – Journal of Social Work Education, 2017
This administrative case study describes a concurrent infusion of integrated behavioral health (IBH) practice into social work field and classroom instruction using the same manualized IBH treatment as the core treatment content. The infusion was applied to youth/young adult and older adult populations in field instruction and classroom…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Behavior, Social Work, Experiential Learning
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Malapile, Sandy; Keengwe, Jared – Education and Information Technologies, 2014
This article explores major issues related to Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education and technology planning. Using the diffusion of innovation theory, the authors examine technology planning opportunities and challenges in Developing countries (DCs), technology planning trends in schools, and existing technology planning models…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Planning, Innovation
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Cantamessa, Patti – Journal for Leadership and Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this cross-sectional, correlational study was to investigate nursing faculty knowledge of best practices in online pedagogy, and to examine the relationship among nursing faculty characteristics and use of best practices. The framework for this study was based on Roger's diffusion of innovation theory. A convenient sample of 154…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Knowledge Level, College Faculty, Best Practices
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Scott, Meagan; Weeks, William G.; Weeks, Penny P. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators should think of themselves as change agents, yet many act as information dispensers. Accordingly, we sought to determine whether we could change perceptions of county Extension educators in Oklahoma regarding their function as change agents. Educators participated in a two-part (two-treatment) professional development…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Change Agents, Professional Development
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Jwaifell, Mustafa; Gasaymeh, Al-Mothana – Contemporary Educational Technology, 2013
This study aimed to explain the use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) by English female teachers in Modern Systems School in Jordan. Viewed from the lens of Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory, the study examined and reported teachers' use of IWB and its features that have impact on their decisions to adopt it in Modern Systems School . The…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Workshops, Second Language Learning
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Kardasz, Sara M. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2013
This article will summarize and explain the Diffusion of Innovations Theory put forth by Everett M. Rogers (2003). It will then share some of the other research that has been conducted relevant to diffusion, especially those researchers who have looked at the diffusion of instructional technology in higher education. It will consider criticisms of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Electronic Publishing
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Ratts, Manivong J.; Wood, Chris – Counselor Education and Supervision, 2011
The authors present diffusion of innovation theory (Rogers, 2003) as a framework for integrating social justice into counselor education. An overview of diffusion theory is provided along with how the tenets of diffusion of innovation can be used to alleviate fears and anxieties that come with adopting an innovation such as social justice in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Counselor Training, Innovation, Theories
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Grgurovic, Maja – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2014
This study investigates technology-enhanced blended learning in an English as a Second Language (ESL) program from the theoretical perspective of Diffusion of Innovations theory. The study first established that the use of a learning management system (LMS) in two ESL classes represented an educational innovation. Next, the innovation attributes…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Educational Innovation, Integrated Learning Systems
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van Deursen, Alexander J. A. M.; ben Allouch, Somaya; Ruijter, Laura P. – Education and Information Technologies, 2016
In the Netherlands, six primary schools recently participated in a pilot program, creating an educational environment in which children use a tablet PC. In these six schools, two studies are conducted. The first study highlights the process by which primary schools adopted tablet PCs by means of interviews based on diffusion of innovation theory.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary School Students
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Ramseyer Winter, Virginia – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2013
Peer education programs are a popular approach to preventing HIV infection among adolescents. While the programs show promise for effectively preventing HIV among the peers who are provided education, little evaluation research has been conducted to determine if the peer educators themselves experience knowledge, attitude, and behavior changes. A…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Education, Educational Innovation
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Rabinowicz, Susan; Ray, Sharon – Infants and Young Children, 2018
Knowledge translation (KT) provides a lens to examine the process of moving research-informed knowledge into early intervention practice (P. Sudsawad, 2007). The process of KT entails cognitive, affective, and behavioral stages that are mediated by factors intrinsic and extrinsic to the practitioner. Facilitators and barriers to this process may…
Descriptors: Information Dissemination, Knowledge Management, Theory Practice Relationship, Early Intervention
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Sabi, Humphrey M.; Uzoka, Faith-Michael E.; Mlay, Samali V. – Education and Information Technologies, 2018
The paradigm shift ensuing from cloud computing diffusion has moved organizations from traditional datacentre hosting to the cloud. Many university staff and students in western developed countries have leveraged cloud computing to enhance and improve teaching, research and collaboration without need for on-campus presence. Universities in…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Storage, Information Management, Computer Uses in Education
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Dintoe, Seitebaleng Susan – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
The paper discusses how the faculty finds it difficult to apply their experiences in teaching and use of information and communication technology (ICT) for teaching and learning at the University of Botswana. Although technology was available and accessible, adopters of technology at the University of Botswana find it hard to use technology in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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