Managing Information Technology in Secondary Schools

Author: Roger Crawford
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415107341
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The widespread introduction of information technology has had a huge impact throughout the secondary school, yet many schools still encounter problems in that IT is both a subject in itself and also a cross-curriculum skill. Moreover, it can be difficult to achieve the necessary balance between what is desirable and what is practical when faced with limited finance and staff skills and knowledge. The book also includes a useful glossary of technical terms. It also provides helpful activities which can be used for staff training. By examining IT from a whole school perspective, this book gives guidance to managers and governors on how to formulate a whole school policy for IT, and how to develop strategies for managing IT effectively. An important aspect of this is how to provide equality of access to IT through the organization of curriculum and resources.

Managing Information Technology in Schools

Author: Roger Crawford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134842279
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All schools should have a whole-school policy for the effective use of information technology across all subjects. This book, aimed principally at secondary schools, is designed to help schools devise and implement an IT policy. Chapters cover: management of the IT curriculum assessment, recording and reporting organisation of hardware and software resources security, health and safety issues the impact of various models of the IT curriculum new GCSE IT syllabuses use of the Internet With details of training activities that are suitable for INSET, and for use in teacher training, this book will heighten awareness of IT issues. It will be useful to all those involved in the management and use of IT in secondary schools, particularly IT coordinators, student teachers and advisers. It will also help governors and senior managers who are concerned that the organization of IT should be effective and efficient.

Management of Education in the Information Age

Author: Ian D. Selwood
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387356894
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This volume presents findings and insights from contemporary thinking and research on the application of Information Technology in Educational Management. It analyzes the ways in which ICT has been used, across a range of educational institutions, to support various aspects of educational management. It is the latest in a series of books produced by IFIP Working Group 3.7.

Information Technology and Managing Quality Education

Author: Arthur Tatnall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642197159
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 3.7 Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, ITEM 2010, held in Kasane, Botswana, in July 2010. The 22 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected. The papers cover a wide range of topics addressing the utilization of ICT at different levels of education from primary education to higher education, such as identifying and satisfying learning needs, strategical management, school management information systems, open source software, and the relationship between ICT and organizational performance.

Information Technology in Educational Management

Author: Ben-Zion Barta
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387348395
Format: PDF
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Educational institutions in which administrators, managers and teachers will be working in the late 1990's will be far different from those oftoday. Schools, which until recently were lagging behind in the implementation of information technology (IT) in their administration and management, are now attempting to close the gap. A massive and rapid computerization process in schools, school districts and throughout the other Ievels of the educational system, including universities, has made computers an integral part of the educational management scene. A computer on the desk of every educational management statT might become a reality in the near future. The term "IT" includes three main components: hardware, software - mainly management information systems (MIS)/decision support systems (DSS) and human factors. Presently, successful implementation depends on adequate software and on human factors. MIS/DSSs are being implemented with the aim of providing meaningful support for school employees in their daily activities, and to improve their performance, etfectiveness and efficiency. Much like at universities, usable and accessible school databases are being established, encompassing data on students, teachers, employees, classrooms, grade Ievels, courses, student achievements and behavior, school space, curriculum, finance, inventory, transportation, etc.

Information Technology and Educational Management in the Knowledge Society

Author: Arthur Tatnall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387240454
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Information Technology and Educational Management in the Knowledge Society is an essential reference for both academic and professional researchers in the field of information technology and educational management. Since the mid-1980's, computer assisted educational information systems have been developing in various parts of the world and the knowledge surrounding the development and implementation of these systems has been growing. The papers presented in this volume are the result of an international call for papers addressing the challenges faced by the information technology and education management (ITEM) field in a society where knowledge management is becoming a major issue both in educational and business systems. This state-of-the-art volume presents the proceedings of the 6th International Working Conference on Information Technology in Educational Management, held July 2004 in Spain. The collection will be important not only for information technology and education management experts and researchers, but also for all teachers and administrators interested in this growing field.

Using Information Technology Effectively in Teaching and Learning

Author: Bridget Somekh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415121323
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Computers are not often associated with passion or culture, yet the use of information technology still has a surprisingly emotional effect on many people, including teachers and learners. This emotion may be anything from excitement and enthusiasm to anger or a sense of threat. Often, this strongly emotional response can prevent us from learning how to use IT effectively as a tool for learning. This book explores how IT can make a real difference to the quality of learning. Its approach takes account of some of the cultural, sociological and psychological factors, which influence how IT is used. The chapters are arranged in three parts. Part One explores the potential of IT as one of many tools which can influence the quality and experience of learning. Part Two looks at how teachers' professional development can help them to use IT effectively in the classroom. Part Three examines strategies for co-ordinating and managing IT development across a whole school or department. Whether you class yourself as technophile or technophobe, this book will show you how you can use IT more effectively in teaching and learning.

Information Technology and Organizational Learning

Author: Arthur M. Langer
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351387588
Format: PDF, ePub
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Focusing on the critical role IT plays in organizational development, the book shows how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of an organization. Defining the current IT problem from an operational and strategic perspective, it presents a collection of case studies that illustrate key learning issues. It details a dynamic model for effective IT management through adaptive learning techniques—supplying proven educational theories and practices to foster the required changes in your staff. It examines existing organizational learning theories and the historical problems that occurred with companies that have used them, as well as those that have failed to use them.

Stakeholders and Information Technology in Education

Author: Torsten Brinda
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319546872
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the First IFIP TC 3 International Conference on Stakeholders and Information Technology in Education, SaITE 2016, held in Guimarães, Portugal, in July 2016. The 15 full papers presented together with 2 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 48 submissions. They are organized in four topical sections: computer studies - developing practices and involving stakeholders; teacher education - key stakeholder practices; developments in educational management; and information and communication technologies for social and national development.

Information Technology in Educational Management

Author: A.J. Visscher
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792370741
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Although a few books are available on the use of computers in the school office, this book is the first one addressing the topic of computer-assisted school information systems (SISs) for an international audience, based on both practical and scientific international collaborative research. This book: analyzes the nature of SISs, their intended benefits and history; presents the development strategies and the characteristics of three SISs that are widely used in various parts of the world; reviews what has been learned from the research over the last decade to inform successful design and implementation of SISs; presents exciting perspectives on the future of SISs from experts, vendors, and users; and reflects on what needs to be done to promote the full utilization of SISs by clerical and managerial school staff through better system design, user support, and continuing research. The book has been written for an international audience of students, researchers, system designers and implementers, practitioners and policy-makers in developing as well as in developed countries. It will also be of benefit to professionals in the field of school administration and school management to help them promote better use of SIS in their own context by learning from the experience of others.