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Osborne, Mark – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
Schools implementing innovative learning environments (ILEs) face many challenges, including the need to discard previously cherished practices and behaviours, adjust mindsets, and invent successful new ways of operating. Leaders can support these processes by implementing structures that: i) support ongoing, distributed, participatory innovation;…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Innovation, Educational Innovation, Capacity Building
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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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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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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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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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Priest, Susanna Hornig; Greenhalgh, Ted; Neill, Helen R.; Young, Gabriel Reuben – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2015
Diffusion theory, developed and popularized within communication research by Everett Rogers, is a venerable approach with much to recommend it as a theoretical foundation for applied communication research. In developing an applied project for a home energy conservation (energy efficiency retrofit) program in the state of Nevada, we utilized key…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Adoption (Ideas), Energy Conservation, Housing
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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
Buc, Sanjana; Divjak, Blaženka – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
The diffusion of innovation (DOI) is critical for any organization and especially nowadays for higher education institutions (HEIs) in the light of vast pressure of emerging educational technologies as well as of the demand of economy and society. DOI takes into account the initial and the implementation phase. The conceptual model of DOI in…
Descriptors: Innovation, Adoption (Ideas), Higher Education, Colleges
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Beaton, Laura; Freeman, Ruth – Health Education Journal, 2016
Objective: To use the Theory of Diffusion of Innovations as a framework to explore the qualitative data gleaned from a process evaluation of the Smile4life intervention across Scottish National Health Service (NHS) Boards and to inform future oral health promotion and homelessness. Design: A qualitative exploration. Setting: In 2012, the…
Descriptors: Dental Health, Homeless People, Health Promotion, Program Implementation
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Akman, Özkan; Koçoglu, Erol – International Education Studies, 2017
Mobile learning has started to take place in education literature with the developing technology, and this technology started to have an increasing spread along with its advantages. This study examines the responses of social studies teachers to the innovations in the field of mobile learning. The study was designed within the framework of theory…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Telecommunications
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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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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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Vicens, Quentin; Caspersen, Michael E. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Despite extensive evidence in favor of student-centered teaching practices over traditional lecturing, most science faculty do not embrace these modes of instruction. Professional development efforts are plentiful, but they can lack in impact or scalability, or both. The factors that determine professional development quality within a research…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Science Teachers
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Neo, Emily; Calvert, Philip J – Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 2012
The decision by public libraries in New Zealand to implement Facebook has been uneven. Using Rogers' Diffusion of Innovations theory, a survey of nine public libraries investigated the process of its adoption or non-adoption. The motivating factors for the adoption of Facebook were identified. The surveyed libraries all met the four prior…
Descriptors: Innovation, Public Libraries, Foreign Countries, Change Agents
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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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