Type of Document Dissertation Author Seneca, Tammy Sue Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-11062008-105226 Title The Principal as Technology Leader: The Skills E-Learners Consider Essential to the Creation of a Technology-Rich School Community Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Department Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Janice Hinson Committee Chair Eugene Kennedy Committee Member Roland Mitchell Committee Member Yiping Lou Committee Member Margie Thomas Dean's Representative Keywords
Date of Defense 2008-10-20 Availability unrestricted AbstractThis 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.
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