Killick Project for E-Learning Research: District Leadership for the New Learning Environment
The new technological infrastructure allows boards to connect with schools (and vice versa), and schools within a district to share information easier than ever before. Is this happening? If so, how? If not, why not? What software is being used? What training is required? Are school trustees using technology to fulfill their role? Have districts facilitated across-school and district-wide collaboration? If so, what is the nature of that collaboration? Is it focused on capacity building? Is it facilitated by emerging technologies? These are questions that are driving this research. Working with our district partners, we are interviewing senior management (Director and/or Assistant Directors) to obtain information on the use of new and emerging technology within school districts. Initially, in Phase 1, we will seek answers to how the school district is currently using technology for administration and educational purposes. Our primary research questions are: (1) How can district leaders use the tools and ways of learning in the new environment to facilitate better connections with trustees, district personnel, schools and teachers? (2) How does this affect leadership roles?
01 Jan 2007
31 Dec 2011
Strategic Research Theme
Community and Regional Development
Information and Communication Technology