Large-Scale Technology Implementation Stories to Inspire Change


Technology-mediated learning is the reality of this digital age. Although a major disruptor, the global pandemic inspired innovation and collaboration to advance 21st century teaching and learning. Thus, leaders must understand the dynamics and complexities of large-scale technology implementations to realize educational gains. This includes the dynamics of procurement, instructional design, and the challenges from inadequate network security, internet and technology access to support faculty and learners.

Through storytelling and narrative case studies, Large-Scale Technology Implementation Stories to Inspire Change provides evidence-based practices, practical strategies, and inclusive excellence considerations to any current or aspiring school leader. The diverse perspectives of institutional and industry leaders help school leaders discover opportunities resulting in more effective processes, partnerships, and technologies for engaging instruction and lasting change.

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Tonya B. Amankwatia is Assistant Vice Provost of Distance Education and Extended Learning at North Carolina A&T State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology from Lehigh University and has led various aspects of instructional technology for over 15 years.

Robert Cobb, Jr. is the site director for the UNITE program and Associate Professor at North Carolina A&T State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. His research focus is online STEM curriculum design for underrepresented and marginalized groups.
Series Editors’ Foreword
Anthony A. Piña and Christopher T. Miller
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors

1 Introduction: Inspiring Leadership for Sustainable Change
Robert Cobb, Jr. and Tonya B. Amankwatia

2 From Silos to Solutions: Implementing a Collaborative Technology Procurement Approach
Sherri Yerk-Zwickl

3 Making the Cybersecurity Skills Case for Educational Technology Implementations
Steve King, Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Mohd Anwar and Tonya B. Amankwatia

4 National Collaboration for Large-Scale Change: The HESS Consortium Story
Keith Fowlkes

5 A Narrative Case Study Scaling Complementary Project Management Processes and the Instructional Designer Role to Effect Technology Change
F. Eamonn Powers

6 Implementing Course Design to Scale
Bettyjo Bouchey, Michael Graham and Andi Koritari

7 The Pandemic Affect: DeSales University
Jim Holton

8 Mitigating the Digital Divide by Leveraging On-Campus Partnerships
Forrest Foster, Octavious Spruill, Stephen Bollinger and John C. Teleha

9 First-Generation Latinx Students’ Perspectives and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Lisa Andion

10 Taking the Long View: Evaluating and Monitoring the Sustainability of Educational Technologies
Edward Dieterle and Kara McWilliams

International instructional technology practitioners, information technology school administrators, instructional technology graduate students, and instructional designers benefit.
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