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Developing an E-Learning Research Culture in a Polytechnic Teaching Institution

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Published on June 21, 2008

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Presentation made to the EDEN Research Workshop, Barcelona, October 2006
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Developing an E-Learning Research Culture in a Polytechnic Teaching Institution

Authors Mark Bullen Maggie Beers Karen Belfer Jan Soer Valia Spiliotopoulos British Columbia Institute of Technology - Learning & Teaching Centre

Mark Bullen

Maggie Beers

Karen Belfer

Jan Soer

Valia Spiliotopoulos

British Columbia Institute of Technology - Learning & Teaching Centre

TEK Initiative Technology Enabled Knowledge (TEK) goals To increase collaboration and connectivity To develop “smart” learning spaces To implement best teaching practices To advance the applied research agenda of the Institute

Technology Enabled Knowledge (TEK) goals

To increase collaboration and connectivity

To develop “smart” learning spaces

To implement best teaching practices

To advance the applied research agenda of the Institute

E-Learning Research Agenda Background Learning & Teaching Centre Research Committee November 2005 Theme: “diffusion of innovation” Rogers (2003); Fullan (1991); McLaughlin, Rosen, Skinner & Webster, A. (1999) Organizational, institutional and individual issues How have TEK educational innovations diffused across the institution? Action Research

Background

Learning & Teaching Centre

Research Committee

November 2005

Theme: “diffusion of innovation”

Rogers (2003); Fullan (1991); McLaughlin, Rosen, Skinner & Webster, A. (1999)

Organizational, institutional and individual issues

How have TEK educational innovations diffused across the institution?

Action Research

Issues Strong senior level support Applied research is an institutional priority Learning & Teaching Centre well positioned …… but

Strong senior level support

Applied research is an institutional priority

Learning & Teaching Centre well positioned

…… but

Issues Teaching faculty lack research background, skills, interest Collective agreements Workload Faculty motivation Institutional funding model Research funding from granting agencies

Teaching faculty lack research background, skills, interest

Collective agreements

Workload

Faculty motivation

Institutional funding model

Research funding from granting agencies

References Fullan, M.G. (1991). The New Meaning of Educational Change . New York: Teachers College Press. McLaughlin, J., Rosen, P. Skinner, D. & Webster, A. (1999). Valuing Technology: Organisations, Culture and Change . London: Routledge. Rogers, E. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations (5 th Edition). New York: Free Press

Fullan, M.G. (1991). The New Meaning of Educational Change . New York: Teachers College Press.

McLaughlin, J., Rosen, P. Skinner, D. & Webster, A. (1999). Valuing Technology: Organisations, Culture and Change . London: Routledge.

Rogers, E. (2003). Diffusion of Innovations (5 th Edition). New York: Free Press

For Further Information Mark Bullen [email_address] http://homepage.mac.com/markbullen/bcit BCIT http://www.bcit.ca/ltc http://www.bcit.ca/tek

Mark Bullen

[email_address]

http://homepage.mac.com/markbullen/bcit

BCIT

http://www.bcit.ca/ltc

http://www.bcit.ca/tek

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