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Pedagogical, institutional and human factors influencing the widespread adoption of educational technology in higher education

Phillips, R. (2005) Pedagogical, institutional and human factors influencing the widespread adoption of educational technology in higher education. In: ASCILITE 2005: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility: Maintaining the Momentum?, 4 - 7 December 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD pp. 541-549.

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    Abstract

    This paper provides an analysis of the factors which influence the adoption of educational technology in higher education. It argues that the technology is mature enough, although care needs to be taken about definitions of terms used. The role of educational technology is analysed in terms of what we know about learning, and the conclusion drawn that we know enough about the design of educational technology environments, but that this knowledge is not widely applied. The paper then discusses the research about institutional factors which impact on adoption of new technologies in higher education, before concluding that the major factors affecting adoption are human, and these can only be addressed through effective leadership and change management.

    Publication Type: Conference Paper
    Murdoch Affiliation: Teaching and Learning Centre
    Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
    Copyright: 2005 ASCILITE
    Notes: Appears in: In H. Goss (Ed.), Balance, Fidelity, Mobility? Maintaining the Momentum? Proceedings of the 22nd ascilite conference. Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology, 4-7 December 2005.
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12172
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