Category Archives: 3.3 Implementation and Institutionalization

“Implementation is using instructional materials or strategies in real (not simulated) settings. Institutionalization is the continuing, routine use of the instructional innovation in the structure and culture of an organization” (Seels & Richey, 1994, p.47). The purpose of implementation is to facilitate appropriate use of the innovation by individuals in the organization. The goal of institutionalization is to integrate the innovation within the structure and behavior of the organization.

(501) Teacher Professional Development Models

“Teachers today are under growing pressure to perform. But most new teachers are not adequately prepared to meet the needs of their students, and many experienced teachers have yet to adapt to new standards.  Just like practitioners in other professions, … Continue reading

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(501) Technology Trends

What do the Nintendo Wii, XBox Kinect, and PS3 Move have in common?  Yes, they are all gaming systems that use the ever growing and popular gesture-based computing. As the sun sets on the ‘button smashing’ era, we welcome a … Continue reading

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