The brokerage work of school technology coordinators

Fang Ling Lin, Guey-Fa Chiou

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Abstract

This study investigated the problems of inefficiency that school technology coordinators (STCs) face in ICT integration instruction by examining their social networks of knowledge sharing. The authors conducted an ego-centric network survey of school technology coordinators' knowledge sharing to explore their brokerages work in exchanging knowledge with colleagues from different positions. The findings revealed that STCs rarely acquired the municipal help of ICT integration instruction. The dissemination of ICT integration instruction practices lacked brokerage pathways. STCs in exemplary schools of ICT-integration instruction had more opportunities to liaise with STCs of other schools regarding ICT practices relative to similar opportunities regarding ICT-integration instruction. STCs are "representatives" who can put technician staffs of their respective schools in touch with STCs of other schools through technology knowledge exchange. This study provides quantitative evidence from social network analysis to answer why STCs have not received the necessary support for them to be effective. Strategies are needed to encourage STCs in exemplary schools to share knowledge to STCs of other schools. Educational administrators should increase or create the institutional supports for practices of ICT integration instruction.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-42
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781467392266
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 18
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: 2015 Dec 102015 Dec 12

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period15/12/1015/12/12

Keywords

  • ICT integration instruction
  • knowledge sharing
  • school technology coordinator
  • social network analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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    Lin, F. L., & Chiou, G-F. (2016). The brokerage work of school technology coordinators. In Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015 (pp. 36-42). [7386012] (Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TALE.2015.7386012