Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

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Modeling the Process of Information Technology Innovation in Education

  • Arthur TatnallEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_176



Change occurs in all forms of education, but particularly in relation to adoption of new information technologies. New ideas, new approaches, and new technologies frequently appear in classrooms at all levels from pre-school to university. This entry looks at the processes by which new technologies in education are adopted and used in the form they were offered, partially adopted, or rejected completely. This process is known as innovation and, rather than involving the creation of new technologies, describes the process of adopting and putting these technologies into practice (Maguire et al. 1994).

To investigate if and how new information technologies are adopted in education, it is useful to consider one of the theories of technological innovation:
  • The linear model of innovation

  • The diffusion of innovations

  • The theory of reasoned action (TRA)

  • Social cognitive...

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  1. 1.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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  1. 1.Information SystemsVictoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia