Link | Getting tech-resistant teachers to embrace change
The ever ongoing debate of teachers and technology is far from resolved. Different schools of thought continue the push-pull of the use of technology in the classroom as well as the role of a teacher in a technology enabled world. Here’s some more food for thought.
“Teachers are similar to other groups in society. They follow the ‘Diffusion of innovation’ graph as proposed by Everett Rogers. This categorizes users (teachers) into innovators, early adopters, etc. (users are represented by the blue line; the yellow represents market share, which will eventually reach the saturation level).
However, for organization wide change to occur, the late majority and laggards (I prefer to call them reluctant adopters) must be actively involved in the change. We cannot leave it to the innovators and early adopters.
This takes time and effort, and a fair amount of discussion, understanding, and gentle persuasion.”
(Via. : eSchool News How do you get tech-resistant teachers to embrace change? | eSchool News🙂 Featured Image Diffusion of Innovation – Courtesy eSchool News