Social Ecological Model Analysis for Institutional ICT Integration Efforts
Tuesday, March 6 2:45 PM-3:45 PM Location: Terrace South
Abstract: ICT integration of teacher preparation programmes is being undertaken by the Australian Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project in all 39 Australian teacher education institutions and highlighted a need for guidelines to inform systemic ICT integration approaches. A Social Ecological Model (SEM) has been used to positively inform integration support efforts of individual academics through their personal, institutional, professional, societal and temporal perspectives on ICT integration. A pre-post test analysis using the SEM framework categorised the influence factors on each academic, determined the factor most likely to affect change in the integration of ICT in their curricula, and provided a dynamic measure of the likelihood of successful integration to inform the application of support measures and maximise institutional integration outcomes. Initial results suggest that the applied SEM model can be used to guide institutional ICT integration efforts.