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Educational Innovations Beyond Technology

Nurturing Leadership and Establishing Learning Organizations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 15-27
  3. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 29-60
  4. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 61-87
  5. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 89-111
  6. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 113-129
  7. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 131-153
  8. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 175-193
  9. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 195-215
  10. Nancy Law, Allan Yuen, Robert Fox
    Pages 217-232
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


Providing today’s students with competitive skills—information literacy, problem-solving, communications—is an ongoing challenge requiring multiple levels of classroom and administrative support. Yet many institutions commit to technology initiatives without clear long-term goals or support structures, with the result that ideas that seem worthwhile in theory have scant effect on learning outcomes. Referencing numerous case studies from developed and developing countries, Educational Innovations beyond Technology examines the successful implementation of information and communication technology (ICT), not only in terms of test scores and classroom results, but also the creative and visionary strategies and practices of teachers, administrators, and policymakers in bringing about system-wide ICT-based change. ICT is demonstrated as both a sustaining and a transformative technology, simultaneously improving and redefining educational practice in these and other salient areas: • Student and teacher roles in the ICT-supported classroom. • Pedagogical practice, technology use, and teacher competence. • Contextual conditions of innovative schools. • Challenges of sustainability and transferability. • Methods of scaling up and transferring innovative practices in varied environments. • Leadership and change mechanisms at the school and system-wide levels. The ideas and insights in Educational Innovations Beyond Technology will inspire professionals in education and related fields, including teachers and teacher educators, instructional designers and technology coordinators, principals and administrators, and education policymakers. Researchers studying educational change, comparative educational methods, and technology integration will also find much of interest in this unique volume.


Educational Change Educational Technology Leadership Development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fac. EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong/PR China
  2. 2.Fac. EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong/PR China
  3. 3.Fac. EducationUniversity of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong/PR China

About the authors

Dr. Nancy Law is the Director of the Centre for Information Technology in Education and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Law obtained her BSc and MPhil in Physics as well as her teaching qualification from the University of Hong Kong, and received her PhD in Science Education from the University of London Institute of Education. Her research interest include international comparative studies of pedagogical innovations and information technology, models of ICT integration in schools and change leadership, computer supported collaborative learning and the use of expressive and exploratory computer-based learning environments. Dr. Law has served on various advisory committees on IT in education within and outside of the University of Hong Kong, and is currently a member of the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education of the HKSAR government. She has served on the International Steering Committee of the Second International Information Technology in Education Study (SITES) and the Steering Committee of the APEC Cyber Education Consortium. She has conducted numerous evaluative studies as well as research and development projects related to Information Technology in schools.

Allan H.K. Yuen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Head of Division, Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has engaged in a number of research and development projects on information technology in education. His research interests include managing and leading information technology in schools, computer supported collaborative learning, and technology acceptance in education.

 Dr Bob Fox, Prior to assuming his current position as Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong in December 2000, Dr Fox was an Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for the Advancement of Education, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He has a doctoral degree which focussed on pedagogical practice and change in education through the use of information and communication technology (ICT); masters and bachelor degrees in education and has worked in educational technology, instructional design and distance education for over twenty-eight years. At the University of Hong Kong, he is the Program Director of the Master of Science in IT in Education (MSc[ITE]) and is presently engaged with Dr Law and Dr Yuen in research into assessing the impact of ICTs on schools, curricula, teachers, and students in Hong Kong. His research interests concern staff development for educational change through the use of ICT. He has conducted national and international courses and workshops on a variety of topics including, information technology in and for education, elearning, online education, distance and flexible learning, staff development, instructional design and the selection, design and use of multimedia. He has been a course designer, coordinator and presenter for a number of international specialist programs and has worked in Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain and Thailand.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Educational Innovations Beyond Technology
  • Book Subtitle Nurturing Leadership and Establishing Learning Organizations
  • Authors Nancy Law
    Allan Yuen
    Robert Fox
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-71137-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-8141-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-71148-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 243
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
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