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Reaching Beyond the Innovators

  • Kate S. WolfeEmail author
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Abstract

Rogers’ theory of innovation work has guided Hostos’ EdTech Department in encouraging and supporting early, middle, and later adopters. Early adopters like contributing authors DiSanto and Figueroa have led the way as technological innovators on campus. Best practices in using technology to enhance pedagogical approaches are being developed here at Hostos. Not only are faculty committed to preparing our community college students for careers and transfer to a four-year college, they also see their task as helping students achieve higher social mobility. The support our EdTech team offers students helps them be more prepared in crossing the digital divide. This chapter examines the organizational structure at Hostos and the means of information dissemination used since Carlos Guevara became director of Educational Technology.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioral and Social Sciences DepartmentHostos Community College, CUNYBronxUSA

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