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Technology, Power, And Leadership: Recommendations For Preserving Faculty Autonomy In The 21st Century, Leslie Pourreau Nov 2017

Technology, Power, And Leadership: Recommendations For Preserving Faculty Autonomy In The 21st Century, Leslie Pourreau

The Siegel Institute Journal of Applied Ethics

Today’s institutions of higher education dedicate significant time and effort to outfitting facilities with the latest technology equipment and packages and to providing faculty with training and support. Conversely, literature on technology implementation in higher educational settings typically focuses on procedures and timelines and makes little mention of how faculty perceive technology as a challenge or threat to their autonomy and professional identity. This literature review uses the terms “power”, “empowerment” and “technology” according to Foucault, Kanter, Rowlands, and others as the lens to examine connections between technology and faculty’s real or perceived loss of identity and autonomy ...


Ell Teachers’ Attitudes Of Google Earth For Inquiry-Based Instruction On Ell Students’ Language Development In A Rural New England State, Mark Congdon Jr., Ian Mette, Andrea Mercado, Laura Lindenfeld, Emily Tupper Jun 2017

Ell Teachers’ Attitudes Of Google Earth For Inquiry-Based Instruction On Ell Students’ Language Development In A Rural New England State, Mark Congdon Jr., Ian Mette, Andrea Mercado, Laura Lindenfeld, Emily Tupper

Diversity, Social Justice, and the Educational Leader

This study investigated factors predicting the intentions of English Language Learner (ELL) teachers to use Google Earth for language development instruction. The researchers used quantitative research methods using an electronic survey (n=40), with a 28% return rate. Results indicated that attitude was a significant predictor of ELL teachers’ intentions to use Google Earth during instruction in a rural New England state. Additional findings indicate that when comparing teachers who intended or were using Google Earth during instruction to those who did not, there were significant differences between groups. However, 95% of ELL teachers within this rural state received no ...


Vision, Mission, And Technology Implementation: Going One-To-One In A Catholic School, Vincent Cho Mar 2017

Vision, Mission, And Technology Implementation: Going One-To-One In A Catholic School, Vincent Cho

Journal of Catholic Education

As one-to-one computing initiatives become commonplace, some Catholic school educators might find themselves wondering what, if anything, such technologies might have to do with Catholic identity. This case study drew upon survey and interview data to explore the intersection of Catholic vision and mission with the implementation of a one-to-one (BYOD) initiative. The study finds that Catholic values informed the school’s support of teachers, as well as its efforts to help students navigate the personal and social issues associated with devices. In the end, teachers were positive about one-to-one. Many teachers had experimented with devices in their classrooms, and ...


Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole Apr 2014

Preparing Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders For Employment, Princess M. Cullum, Demetria Ennis-Cole

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

The work experiences and job histories of adults with ASD were examined to determine whether or not they corroborate findings in the literature. Incidences of ASD are on the rise, and children diagnosed with ASD will become adults who will need employment opportunities. Most employers are using a variety of technology tools to increase productivity, communicate, perform record-keeping tasks, save time and money, and conduct business. Individuals with ASD gravitate toward technology, and employment opportunities that capitalize on the use
technology may allow them to be productive in the
workplace. Semi-structured interviews using
open-ended questions reviewed and approved by
founders ...


Gifted Is As Gifted Does, Theresa Monaco Oct 2011

Gifted Is As Gifted Does, Theresa Monaco

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In the last decades, interest in instructional process has drawn the attention of linguists to classroom discourse studies (Lee, 2007; Chen, 2007; Hall, 2007; Macbeth, 2004). Such growing attention has been attributed to the importance associated with verbal discourse in meaning making (Chin, 2006). Chin further notes that a common ground available in the literature on pedagogical discourse is the three-turn sequence interaction called “triadic dialogue” (Lemke, 1990 cited in Macbeth, 2004), or Initiation Response Evaluation (IRE) (Menham ,1979 cited in Chin, 2006), or Initiation Response Feedback (IRF) (Sinclair & Coulthard, 1975 cited in Macbeth, 2004). In other words, a classroom ...


Computer-Assisted Programmed Instruction Revisited: A Study On Teaching Typewriting In Nigerian Higher Institution., Alaba Agbatogun, Peterayo Ajelabi, M. Oyewusi, Juliet Inegbedion Jul 2011

Computer-Assisted Programmed Instruction Revisited: A Study On Teaching Typewriting In Nigerian Higher Institution., Alaba Agbatogun, Peterayo Ajelabi, M. Oyewusi, Juliet Inegbedion

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In the last few decades, technology has been a significant tool in almost all human endeavour (Hancer & Tiizemen, 2008). The integration of technology into education is a growing phenomenon; hence huge amount of money is being invested into Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) in education across the globe in order to ensure improved students’ academic performance (Trautman & Klemp, n.d.). Since the development of various ICTs, computer technology has come to play significant roles in instructional process, thereby transforming the learning environment (Efendioghi & Yelken, 2010; Rosenberg, Grad & Matear, 2003). The hope and quality of achievements of nations nowadays is dependent on the science of technology innovations and the integration of appropriate technological devices in education. To improve the standard of education, adequate attention must be given to instructional techniques employed by the teacher. Instructional methods are process of cognitive, affective ...


Sustainable Leadership: Creating Foundations For Lasting Change, Matthew Lynch Jul 2011

Sustainable Leadership: Creating Foundations For Lasting Change, Matthew Lynch

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The change in the United States population and the pace of Internet technology-perhaps more dramatic than most universities may have forecasted-translates into more diverse prospective students with changing needs and interests in university education (Wilson & Meyer, 2009). Immigration and U.S. population growth patterns have converged into a new prospective student profile (Banks, 2008), such that between now and the year 2050, one in three U.S. residents will be Hispanic (U.S. Census, 2009). Similarly, African Americans and Black immigrants will increase to 15% of the U.S. population, and the Asian population will grow from 5.1% to ...


Getting The Right Scope: How To Equip Online Faculty Of The 21st Century With Perfected Knowledge And Skills, Derrick Davis Jan 2011

Getting The Right Scope: How To Equip Online Faculty Of The 21st Century With Perfected Knowledge And Skills, Derrick Davis

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Technology consumes us and has become so intimately connected in our lives that now, to a large degree, it is dictating its use (in educational settings throughout the globe). It’s like a lion that never stops roaring-it’s demanding our attention, and its’ breathe and impact are so far reaching; it can be best described as inescapable. Thus, universities and colleges alike no longer can sit by and speculate whether or not this is a trend that will eventually disappear (as other educational trends have done so in the past). Rather, institutions need to understand that online education is ...


Cell Phones Are Ringing, Will Educators Hear?, Rebecca Fortner Jul 2010

Cell Phones Are Ringing, Will Educators Hear?, Rebecca Fortner

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Teachers often participate in professional development opportunities to remain on top of the technology used to teach their students. Staying on top of this technology assures that students will be able to compete in the world work force and maintain the technological standards comparable to the rest of the world. A technology that has increasingly integrated itself into the lives of students and often misunderstood and underused by educators is the cell phone.


Effective Ways To Teach Mathematics, Dana Harwell, Sallie Harper Jul 2010

Effective Ways To Teach Mathematics, Dana Harwell, Sallie Harper

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of simulation on technical college auto-mechanics trade students’ academic achievement in Lagos State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study sought to determine whether: (1) There is any significant difference in the mean achievement scores of auto-mechanics students taught using simulation method and those taught using lecture method. (2) There is any significant difference in the mean achievement scores of high ability and low ability auto-mechanics students taught using simulation method.


Computer Technology Integration Into The Public School Classroom – A Qualitative Update, Ramiro Zuniga Apr 2010

Computer Technology Integration Into The Public School Classroom – A Qualitative Update, Ramiro Zuniga

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The number of computers found in public schools has greatly increased over the last forty years. As recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics (2000), the dramatic increase has led to a need for understanding how these computers are being used in the classroom and how teachers feel about the current state of integration. Some observers of this phenomenon have suggested that the desire to acquire computer technology for use in the public school classroom has been so strong that many of the proponents of computer technology integration into the public school classroom have spent little time in explaining ...


Gender, Academic Qualification And Subject Discipline Differentials Of Nigerian Teachers’ Ict Literacy, Alaba Agbatogun Jan 2010

Gender, Academic Qualification And Subject Discipline Differentials Of Nigerian Teachers’ Ict Literacy, Alaba Agbatogun

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The world is seemingly experiencing a third wave of social and technological transformation as the society is becoming more oriented to the Information and Communication Technology (ICT). ICT is one of the various factors that are drastically influencing occupational success especially in the educational sector. Adamu (2004) sees ICT as a set of technological tools and resources used to communicate and create, disseminate, to store and manage information. The information dissemination is easily possible through computer technologies. Markauskaite (2006) opines that the introduction of computer technology into teaching and learning is a giant stride towards improving the quality of education ...


Technology Transfer And Human Resource Constraints And Challenges: A Note To The Developing World, Kwasi Dartey-Baah Jan 2010

Technology Transfer And Human Resource Constraints And Challenges: A Note To The Developing World, Kwasi Dartey-Baah

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

capable and sophisticated. Although countries like Brazil, China and India have made significant strides, most African countries have fallen behind in this journey. The good thing is, with globalisation and free trade; certain technologies previously controlled by certain developed countries are finding their way into the developing world markets without the associated costs. For example, some multinationals now invest in developing countries in order to obtain a base for export to other subregions and by doing so make available aspects of their technologies. The opportunity developing countries have is to create an environment which would attract multinationals to invest into ...


New Technologies And Leadership Training, Jowati Juhary Jan 2010

New Technologies And Leadership Training, Jowati Juhary

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

e-Learning and simulations are amongst new technologies that receive both praises and criticisms. Because of their potential, many educational institutions are attracted to implement and use them. On the other hand, because of their costs, many academics are sceptical about these new tools. Apart from the costs, many scholars argue about the effectiveness of e-learning and simulations in improving students’ grades. Actually, there is no guarantee that any one learning and teaching tool could help students perform better academically. That is why it is always a wise decision to blend the teaching and learning approaches.


Strategizinng For Economic Rehabilitation Andself-Reliance In Nigeria: The Need For Indigenous Technology, Jacobson Nbina, B. Viko Jan 2010

Strategizinng For Economic Rehabilitation Andself-Reliance In Nigeria: The Need For Indigenous Technology, Jacobson Nbina, B. Viko

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Technology may be defined as modern machines, equipment, tools and associated knowledge, techniques may be defined as modern machines, equipment, tools and associated knowledge, techniques and processes involved in the making, using and maintaining these gadgets in producing goods and services for man’s consumption. It is technology viewed thus, that accounts for the speed of delivery, the quantity and quality and other attributes of goods and services which a modern society enjoys. Indigenous technology means technology as defined above with the additional condition that it is developed by an indigenous people (in this case Nigerians) through a process that ...


Technological Innovations And In The Banking Sector: An Evaluation Of The Rate Of Diffusion Of The Automated Teller Machine, Igwe Chinedu Jan 2010

Technological Innovations And In The Banking Sector: An Evaluation Of The Rate Of Diffusion Of The Automated Teller Machine, Igwe Chinedu

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

The internet widely regarded as the third wave of revolution, (after the industrial revolution and the agricultural revolution) heralds the age of electronic revolution and is fast becoming the central nervous system of a universal consumer marketplace and an essential means of conducting and coordinating business activities. For the banking sector, the internet marks the transition from the brick and mortar stage of banking to the branchless stage. In a word, Information Technology (IT) has moderated the constraints of time, space, and information access in world trade and commerce as a whole. The growing popularity of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT ...


The Ict Centre Model In Andalusia (Spain). Results Of A Resolute Educational Policy, Jignacioaguaded Gomez, Manuel Fandos, Amor Rodriguez Oct 2009

The Ict Centre Model In Andalusia (Spain). Results Of A Resolute Educational Policy, Jignacioaguaded Gomez, Manuel Fandos, Amor Rodriguez

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Our study stems from the rigorous analysis of the integration of computers as a common resource for teaching and learning. This process started to be developed some years ago, all over the world. Not long ago computers were only occasionally found in schools or only in specific classrooms. Nonetheless we are witnessing a huge political and economic effort working towards the universalization of communication and information technologies. This is made evident by convocations, projects and programmes supported in most cases by international, national or even regional and local education administrations and institutions. This investment in facilities and maintenance of IT ...


How Do You Go From ‘Good’ To ‘Outstanding’?, Rima Aboudan Apr 2009

How Do You Go From ‘Good’ To ‘Outstanding’?, Rima Aboudan

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Many college educators receive a rating of ‘good’ on their teaching delivery. Following teaching evaluations, usually, raters highlight some clear areas for improvement in their rating reports. The challenge for the educator is to characterize what needs to be done and work on the pedagogy advice to gain an ‘outstanding’ rating in the final verdict of the college rating – satisfy those criteria they say, and outstanding you will be. But how? That is the question.


Perceptual Chasm Between Industry And Academic Leaders On The Quality Of Higher Education, S. Rajasingh, B. Rajasekaran Apr 2009

Perceptual Chasm Between Industry And Academic Leaders On The Quality Of Higher Education, S. Rajasingh, B. Rajasekaran

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

In the context of the Information Technology Revolution, Communication Explosion, the Knowledge Economy and Globalization, India’s production of Professionals is phenomenal. With over 300 Universities and 15,600 Colleges spewing out 2.5 million graduates each year, in terms of the volume of production India trails behind only the US and recently China. Each year India produces 350,000 Engineers, twice the number produced by the US. A recent evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes all over the world, conducted by a Shanghai university, has not a single Indian University in the world’s top 300 – China has six.


New Technology And Record Keeping In Educational Management: Levels Of Secondary School Principals’ Computer Literacy And Phobia, Afolakemi Oredein Oct 2008

New Technology And Record Keeping In Educational Management: Levels Of Secondary School Principals’ Computer Literacy And Phobia, Afolakemi Oredein

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

While research on school improvement is now into its third decade, systematic research on what the principal actually does and its relationship to stability and change is quite recent. Some of the earlier implementation research identified the role of the principal as central to promoting or inhibiting change (Sammons, 1999; Goleman, 2000), but it did not examine the principal’s role in any depth or perspective as regards to the utilization of new technology for record-keeping. During the 1980’s research and practice focusing on the role of the principal-ship, vice-principal-ship, and other school leaders mounted, resulting in greater clarity ...


Profile Of Online Programs In Private Colleges: From College To University With A Click, Michael Miller, Adam Morris Jan 2008

Profile Of Online Programs In Private Colleges: From College To University With A Click, Michael Miller, Adam Morris

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Private higher education institutions have traditionally relied heavily on tuition revenues for their operation. Historically, these colleges have realized 80-90% of their operating revenue through tuition funding, making them reliant on their ability to attract and retain tuition-paying students (Gansemer-Topf & Schuh, 2006). This means that they are not only more tuition dependent than their public university counterparts (Summers, 2004), but that they must forecast expenditures and revenues with tremendous accuracy.


Circumventing The “Wow Factor”: Pitfalls And Recommendations When Infusing New Technologies, Derrick Davis Jan 2008

Circumventing The “Wow Factor”: Pitfalls And Recommendations When Infusing New Technologies, Derrick Davis

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

With the advent of emerging technologies in the educational arena, decision makers, at times, feel compelled to “jump on board” or get left behind the technology train. Clearly, the pressure is on with colleges now being ranked for its use of technology as in “America’s Top Wired Colleges” (Burnett 2003) and more and more students refusing to leave their technological wits at the schoolyard doors. Naysayers to the technology movement in education liken it to trends similar to the new math of the 60’s, the open classrooms of the 70’s, or the Charter schools of today. Over ...


The Effectiveness Of Face-To-Face Vs. Web Camera, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sue Jacobs, Beth Walizer Oct 2007

The Effectiveness Of Face-To-Face Vs. Web Camera, Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, Sue Jacobs, Beth Walizer

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

A major challenge of university faculty and adjunct members in teacher education is the logistics of scheduling and observing remote field experience evaluations of candidates. According to National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS.T) (2003), observations require an investment of time, scheduling logistics, and trained professionals to observe and analyze evaluation data. The authors of NETS.T (2003) state, “Put another way, observation opportunities are precious and should be designed to make every moment count” (p. 112). Technology, particularly in the form of videoconferencing, is being used to develop and improve the level of communication when observing and evaluating ...


The Creation Of A Center For Technology In Education, Jody Britten Jul 2007

The Creation Of A Center For Technology In Education, Jody Britten

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Institutions of higher education (IHE) have long been invested in the creation of centers for further study, application, evaluation, and research. Larwood and Gattiker (1999) argue that centers must be committed to making an impact on everyday public practice. Furthermore, these authors support that there are clear benefits to centers when there is a purpose that exceeds thinking and data collection and concentrates clearly on influencing practice for goal attainment.


Web-Enhanced Instruction: A Mixed Bag, Carol Mullen Oct 2005

Web-Enhanced Instruction: A Mixed Bag, Carol Mullen

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Professionals are being expected to function in a progressively complex environment in all fields (Twale & Kochan, 2000). Technology plays a significant role in this challenge (Diem, 2002; Karlen, 2001), particularly for educational leaders (Mendis, 2002). Teaching and leading have become increasingly multifaceted art forms with the advent of learning technologies. University and school faculty are being expected to design, deliver, and assess successful online courses (Fuks, Gerosa, & de Lucena, 2002; Mendis, 2002), often without the necessary training and support (Walker, 2002). As face-to-face contact becomes reduced through online environments, effective communication becomes essential and barriers more pronounced (e.g., Creanor, 2002). It is important to note that distance education studies have associated high-quality interaction with ...


Teaching In The Information Age: Leadership Aspects Of Integrated Learning With Technology In Democratic Environments, Patrick Mendis Apr 2003

Teaching In The Information Age: Leadership Aspects Of Integrated Learning With Technology In Democratic Environments, Patrick Mendis

Academic Leadership: The Online Journal

Teaching as a collaborative enterprise can further be enhanced by the use of integrated learning methods and the infusion of technology. Teacher as a leader must then work as a catalyst to facilitate this learning process. A creation of democratic environment has become increasingly easier with the use of the technology. Yet, the right attitude in leadership and the adaptive challenge are as equally important as the infusion of technology into classroom learning and teaching. Teacher is still the noble master and technology is the revolutionary servant in a more democratic world.