This poster proposes TELFest (Latif, 2017) as a change strategy for technology adoption and critically evaluates its effectiveness, considering both the positive and negative aspects from the perspective of people and process dynamics in the change leadership and organisational change literature.
To further encourage the use of technology in teaching, learning and assessment, the TEL team of an international college worked together to encourage and promote TEL. The team’s two aims were to: a) identify who used technology in their teaching in a way that might be of interest to others in the college, and b) identify what might help colleagues to adopt technology in their teaching. The team collected data to decide on adoption strategies that could be the most effective in this particular context, and concluded that organising a ‘festival of technology enhanced learning’ or TELFest was the best adoption strategy since it allowed for an informal community of practice to share their experiences. Research has shown that this technology adoption strategy has supported the adoption of TEL in higher education (Latif, 2017; Austen, Parkin, Jones-Devitt, McDonald, Irwin, 2016; Reilly, Vandenhouten, Gallagher-Lepak, Ralston-Berg, 2012; Nicolle and Lou, 2008).
My poster will first review the concepts of change management and leadership, followed by a narrower view of change management in the implementation of TEL in higher education. The discussion of the later sets the scene for TELFest as a technology adoption strategy. After outlining the strategy, I will critically evaluate its effectiveness from the perspectives of people and process dynamics. In addition, the characteristics, skills and attributes of the people functioning as change agents in TEL will be outlined. By the end of this poster presentation the participants will gain a two fold framework for reflecting on their individual and teamwork involvement in the implementation of technology adoption strategies in their own context.
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Austen, L., Parkin, H., Jones-Devitt, S., McDonald, K., & Irwin, B. (2016) Digital capability and teaching excellence: an integrative review exploring what infrastructure and strategies are necessary to support effective use of technology enabled learning (TEL).[online]. Available at: http://www.qaa.ac.uk/en/Publications/Documents/Digital-capability-and-teaching-excellence-2016.pdf [Accessed 6 March 2019].
Latif, F. (2017). TELFest: an approach to encouraging the adoption of educational technologies. Research in Learning Technology, 25, 1869.
Nicolle, P. S. & Yiping, L.(2008) . Technology adoption into teaching and learning by mainstream university faculty: A mixed methodology study revealing the “How, when, why, and why not”, Journal of Educational Computing Research, 39(3), 235–265.
Reilly, J.R., Vandenhouten, C., Gallagher-Lepak, S. & Ralston-Berg, P. (2012). Faculty development for e-learning: a multi-campus community of practice (COP) approach. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 16(2), 99–110.