Title page for ETD etd-11062008-105226

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Seneca, Tammy Sue
Author's Email Address tsenec1@lsu.edu
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
  • principal
  • technology
  • leadership
Date of Defense 2008-10-20
Availability unrestricted
This 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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