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Title:StoneSoup: Technology Innovation, Introduction, and Use to Support Learner -Centered Education
Author(s):Snow, Juna Zeth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Bruce, Bertram C.
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract:The design of StoneSoup was driven by techno-reform efforts. An approach to change or improvement that utilizes technology to correct faults, remove inconsistencies, and impose modern methods or values is referred to as techno-reform (Snow, 2005). A techno-reform approach to public school transformation introduces technological innovations into educational settings to change the delivery and experience of public education. Thus, the introduction and use of StoneSoup was intended to illuminate the potential of, as well as the barriers to, the adoption of such a techno-reform innovation. The teachers conceptualized the innovation potentiality for supporting and furthering their practice. However, they underestimated (a) the support (e.g. adequate time, access, and training) needed to undertake innovation adoption at GMS, and (b) the integration needed of regular computer use into their practice.
Issue Date:2005
Description:126 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3182382
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2005

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