The transformational technology innovation process : lived experiences in the Chilliwack BC secondary program
Tourand, Cheryl Veronica
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Subjectdiffusion of innovation; educational reform; technology acceptance; technology adoption; transformational technology
Utilizing in-depth interviews, this research study examined the lived experience of ten School District 33 Chilliwack secondary teachers' technology acceptance, adoption, and levels of innovation. A questionnaire surveyed 34 teachers and provided a mixture of descriptive statistical quantitative data establishing the context for further investigation in the interview process. Interviews with the ten teachers provided a deeper understanding of behavioural intention, use behaviour, teachers' beliefs, values and attitudes about technology, and teachers' perceived supportive/inhibitive normative and subjective components within the contextual environment. Created for this study's data analysis and to illustrate study findings, the concentric rings of the Transformational Technology Innovation Process model explains the interplay of transformational technology as an agent of change, constructs of the contextual environment, and teacher acceptance and adoption of technology. Finally, this study provides recommendations to enhance teachers' adoption and levels of innovation through a planned process of organizational change resulting in educational reform.
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