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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(12B), 41-56
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-3-12B-9
Research Article

Best Practices in Implementation of Technology Change in the K-12 Context

Monica Depta1,

1Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Pub. Date: December 19, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ensuring the quality of higher education – 3)

Cite this paper

Monica Depta. Best Practices in Implementation of Technology Change in the K-12 Context. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(12B):41-56. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-3-12B-9

Abstract

This is a study of a specific school board’s experience with the transformation to 21st century learning and teaching via technology implementations at the school level. The study looks at successful technology implementations by analyzing interview data from school board administrators and superintendents involved in several effective school implementations. In essence, what practices and underlying philosophies are adopted by school board leadership and school administrators in the successful technology implementations in K-12 schools? The paper builds upon United States based research by examining excellence in technology implementations in schools in Canada. The implications for practice are applicable to all education organizations to create awareness of factors needed for school level change to occur.

Keywords

technology implementations, change management in education, leadership, 21st century learning and teaching

Copyright

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