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Managing Technological Change : Strategies for College and University Leaders - A. W. Bates

Managing Technological Change

Strategies for College and University Leaders

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Published: 5th November 1999
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"A required read for every university administrator grappling with the complexities of technology and education. Bates has combined an impressive depth of experience and practice to produce an authoritative and well-reasoned approach."--Bruce Pennycook, vice-principal, Information Systems and Technology, McGill University<br> <br> "Digital technologies are revolutionizing the practices of teaching and learning at colleges and universities all around the world. This book will be helpful for all those who are planning and managing such organizational and technological change on their campuses."--Timothy W. Luke, executive director, Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, Virginia Tech<br> <br> Implementing new technology at a college or university requires more than simply buying new computers and establishing a Web site. The successful use of technology for teaching and learning also demands major changes in teaching and organizational culture. In Managing Technological Change, Tony Bates -- a world-renowned expert on the use of technology in university teaching -- reveals how to create the new, technologically competitive academic organization. He draws from recent research and best practice case studies--as well as on his thirty years of experience in using technology for teaching--to provide practical strategies for managing change to ensure the successful use of technology. Readers will learn how to win faculty support for teaching with technology and get advice on appropriate decision-making and reporting structures. Other topics covered include reward systems, estimating costs of teaching by technology, and copyright issues. Bates also details the essential procedures for funding new technology-based systems, managing the technology, and monitoring its ongoing educational effectiveness in anticipation of future changes. Throughout the book, he maintains a focus on the human factors that must be addressed, identifying the risks and penalties of technologically based teaching and showing how to manage those hazards.

"This timely book will certainly become a required read for every university administrator grappling with the complexities of technology and education. Tony Bates has combined an impressive depth of experience and practice to produce an authoritative and well-reasoned approach. Bravo." (Bruce Pennycook, vice-principal, Information Systems and Technology, McGill University)

"Digital technologies are revolutionizing the practices of teaching and learning at colleges and universities all around the world. This book will be helpful for all those who are planning and managing such organizational and technological change on their campuses." (Timothy W. Luke, executive director, Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning, Virginia Tech)

"I found myself nodding frequently while reading this book. Many 'early adopters' will identify with the arguments presented and will appreciate the extAnded discussion. Bates shares insights that could save much frustration in dealing with both the technology and the impact of technology on academia." (James B. Patton, associate professor and Haskell Power Engineering Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maine)

"This book is a must read for anyone in higher education who deals with technology, teaching, administration, or some combination of these elements. [Managing Technological Change] hits a number of nails right on their heads. It holds true to its intended audiences: administrators, academic department heads, and faculty. The messages for each are important and timely. Not only is the book well written, but it is also comprehensive in nature. It covers topics of vital concern for all who are involved in technology-enhanced or technology-based learning. In summary, this book is founded on principles. It speaks to the relevant issues. It offers numerous examples. It is well constructed and written. Hats off to Tony Bates." (Byron Burnham, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning: 1, 2)

Confronting the Technology Challenge in Universities and Colleges.

Leadership, Vision, and Planning in a Post-Fordist Organization.

Planning and Managing Courses and Programs.

Technology Infrastructure and Student Access.

Supporting Faculty.

Calculating the Costs of Teaching with Technology.

Funding Strategies, Collaboration, and Competition.

Organizing for the Management of Educational Technologies.

Research and Evaluation.

Avoiding the Faustian Contract and Meeting the Technology Challenge.

ISBN: 9780787946814
ISBN-10: 0787946818
Series: Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 5th November 1999
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.05 x 16.1  x 2.38
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1