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Technology Implementation in Schools
A look at how colleges can implement collaboration technologies to attain higher adoption rates, thereby giving students a stable and secure platform to complete distance-learning courses on.
# 152597 | 1,221 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Mar 25, 2013 in Education (Education and Computers)

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This paper discusses how Implementing a series of collaborative technologies throughout the local college to enable virtual classes in the colleges of business and liberal arts will give more students than ever a chance to attain their educational goals. The focus of this paper is on identifying the barriers to implementing collaboration-enabling technology as well as a definition of what state-of-the-art collaboration platforms there are for enabling greater communication. The paper also looks at the steps that can be taken to introduce technology to effectively increase learning while increasing the performance of processes and procedures - some decades old and resistant to change - inside the college.

Barriers to Implementing Collaboration-Enabling Technology
Collaboration and Social Networking Technologies
Introducing Technology Effectively to Increase Learning
Changing Current Processes and Procedures

From the Paper:

"A second barrier nearly as pervasive and intractable is resistance on the part of students to share what they know with others in courses, for fear of losing a competitive advantage in the pursuit of the highest Grade Point Averages (GPAs), the most widely used metric of student performance (Hazari, North, Moreland, 2009). This is fear of losing ones' competitive advantage in gaining a high grade in a class, major and throughout a university. Because of this irrational fear, there is often information and knowledge hoarding (Hazari, North, Moreland, 2009) which leads to technologies not being adopted and used as much as they need to be for learning goals to be attained. The exponential growth of Web 2.0 technologies, as evidenced by the Web 2.0 design objectives as defined by O'Reilly (2006) and shown in the Appendix of this document have increased adoption rates by breaking down barriers to change."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bernoff, J., & Li, C.. (2008). Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. MIT Sloan Management Review, 49(3), 36-42.
  • Hazari, S., North, A., & Moreland, D.. (2009). Investigating Pedagogical Value of Wiki Technology. Journal of Information Systems Education, 20(2), 187-198.
  • Tim O'Reilly. (2006, July). Web 2.0: Stuck on a Name or Hooked on Value? Dr. Dobb's Journal, 31(7), 10.
  • Barbara J Reynolds. (2010). BUILDING TRUST THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. Marketing Health Services, 30(2), 18-21.

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