The Principal as Technology Leader: The Skills E-Learners Consider Essential to the Creation of a Technology-Rich School Community
This study examined the skills that e-learners considered essential to the creation of a technology-rich school community. The focus was upon the skills that acting district and school administrators deemed essential to becoming an effective e-leader.
The quantitative investigation associated with this study consisted of a researcher created survey based upon the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A). The intent of this survey was to obtain a list of skills that the participants felt were necessary for administrators to obtain in order to be effective leaders. These skills are categorized into both theory-based and operational.
The qualitative investigation examined interview data from one-on-one interviews. The interviews were conducted in order to obtain a greater insight into the views of school-based and district-based administrators in terms of technology leadership.
The intent of this study was to investigative and gather information in order to create online self-paced professional development opportunities for school and district administrators.
Advisor:Margie Thomas; Janice Hinson; Yiping Lou; Eugene Kennedy; Roland Mitchell
School:Louisiana State University in Shreveport
School Location:USA - Louisiana
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:educational theory policy practice
Date of Publication:11/07/2008