Build it and they will use it: A case study in getting bang for your buck in educational technology choices
Wednesday, June 25 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: B3118
Presider: Kurt Ackermann, Hokusei Gakuen University Junior College, Japan
Abstract: This paper reports on a case study of the selection and implementation of a synchronous online collaboration and communication tool, Blackboard Collaborate, as a discussion point for an alternative model of facilitating educational culture change in a university setting. The approach draws on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Technology, Pedagogy and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Framework to identify and implement educational technology likely to have multiple impacts across the institution. The approach taken here is now being applied to other educational technologies at the University of Windsor, Canada, and is meeting with significant success in both driving and supporting pedagogical change.