International Conference on Web-Based Learning

ICWL 2016: Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2016 pp 60-71

Technology Investment and Transformation Efforts in the Public Schools of Georgia

Conference paper

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

Volume 10013 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
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 schoolsLearning ecosystemICT policyTechnology transformation

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Authors and Affiliations

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