Jeladze E., Pata K. (2016) Technology Investment and Transformation Efforts in the Public Schools of Georgia. In: Chiu D., Marenzi I., Nanni U., Spaniol M., Temperini M. (eds) Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2016. ICWL 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10013. Springer, Cham
This study explores best cases how schools use and make benefit of technology investment in Georgia. We consider schools as learning ecosystem of three types of services - Internal, External and Trade-off - in three educational domains of digital infrastructure, learning facilitation and change management. Multiple case study strategy was used in 15 schools of Georgia with purposive sampling. K-means cluster analysis was applied to group schools based on the grid of services. We built Bayesian Dependency model to find probabilistic dependencies of the services in digitally enhanced schools. The model is explained on the case studies of 3 Georgian schools. The findings suggest that trade-off type of services and change management services are the biggest determinant of the schools belonging to the innovative technology-enhanced learning ecosystems.