Establishing a zone where technology innovation is supported

Steel, C. H. (2004). Establishing a zone where technology innovation is supported. In: Roger Atkinson, Clare McBeath, Diana Jonas-Dwyer and Rob Phillips, Beyond the comfort zone ASCILITE 2004. Beyond the comfort zone: ASCILITE 2004, Perth, Western Australia, (865-874). 5 - 8 December 2004.

Author Steel, C. H.
Title of paper Establishing a zone where technology innovation is supported
Conference name Beyond the comfort zone: ASCILITE 2004
Conference location Perth, Western Australia
Conference dates 5 - 8 December 2004
Proceedings title Beyond the comfort zone ASCILITE 2004
Place of Publication Perth, Australia
Publisher ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education)
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 0-9751702-3-6
Editor Roger Atkinson
Clare McBeath
Diana Jonas-Dwyer
Rob Phillips
Volume 1
Start page 865
End page 874
Total pages 10
Collection year 2004
Abstract/Summary Learning technologies are now a ubiquitous force in the higher education sector however we continue to pursue more inventive ways to use them for teaching and learning. Many teaching academics that seek to be innovative do not have access to a supportive technology innovation zone. The aim of this study was to investigate the articulated staff development needs of academics involved in a faculty based technology innovation project and create the conditions that would cultivate innovation. The study sought to find out how academics perceived they might best be assisted through their technology innovation process so that participants’ needs were incorporated into planning. A questionnaire was used to elicit background information about the academics’ experience, skills and self diagnosed skill deficits in this context. Participants were also requested to provide information about how they thought they would best acquire the skills given their time and other resource constraints. A modified Delphi Technique was utilised to achieve some consensus on what academics required to support technology innovation. Complemented by an enabling and empowering team based approach, the academics were provided with an innovation zone to achieve significant goals for the project.
Subjects E1
330305 Teacher Education - Higher Education
740301 Higher education
Q-Index Code E1

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