Matt Gehrett, Ed.D., assistant professor and director of the administrative services program, is the co-author of “Preparing Leaders for Technology Rich Organizations: The Case of School Administrators,” a paper and presentation for the E-Learn World Conference November 14-16, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The paper will also be part of Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2016 (pp. 574-579), published by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), which organized the conference.
From The Abstract: This paper is a report of the findings of a study of two graduate K-12 administrator preparation programs and the integration of ICT into the curriculum. This study endeavored to discover what skills and information administrators need to learn to lead technology rich schools. The study was conducted through a qualitative approach, combining a content analysis of key documentation (course syllabi, reading lists, etc.) with focus group interviews of preparation program alumni who are currently working in schools. Findings indicate that administrators need more information regarding supervision of instruction, technology decision making, work life balance, effective collaboration and communication, tool suites, law and ethics, and professional development strategies.
Founded in 1981, the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Information Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning and its practical application.