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A Social Network Analysis of the Role Negotiations of Instructional Technology
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, GMU, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study is to understand how Instructional Technology Resource Teachers (ITRTs) negotiate their roles within the existing social network of a school. ITRTs who are successful at building relationships with the opinion leaders of the school may be more successful in their role as embedded Instructional Technology (IT) professional developers; thereby leading change in teacher practice and student achievement in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) literacy. Diffusion Theory, Organizational Culture Theory, and Social Network Theory provide the theoretical framework for this investigation.

Citation

Cynthia, C.P. (2007). A Social Network Analysis of the Role Negotiations of Instructional Technology. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1450-1455). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 21, 2019 from .