Technology Investment and Transformation Efforts in the Public Schools of Georgia

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47440-3_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10013)
Cite this paper as:
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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Digitally enhanced schools Learning ecosystem ICT policy Technology transformation 

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Digital Technologies (Centre for Educational Technology)Tallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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