Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership
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Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership

Shuyan Wang (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA) and Taralynn Hartsell (The University of Southern Mississippi, USA)
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Release Date: December, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 361
ISBN13: 9781466626560|ISBN10: 1466626569|EISBN13: 9781466626874|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2656-0


As new technology continues to emerge, the training and education of learning new skills and strategies become important for professional development. Therefore, technology leadership plays a vital role for the use of technology in organizations by providing guidance in the many aspects of using technologies.

Technology Integration and Foundations for Effective Leadership provides detailed information on the aspects of effective technology leadership, highlighting instructions on creating a technology plan as well as the successful integration of technology into the educational environment. This reference source aims to offer a sense of structure and basic information on designing, developing, and evaluating technology projects to ensure maximum success.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Instructional Technology
  • Leadership Issues Concerning Instructional Technology
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Resources for Technology Leaders
  • Technology Integration
  • Technology Leadership
  • Technology Planning

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Researchers in educational leadership, instructional technology, and similar fields explain to educational technology professionals aspects of technology leadership and the concepts, tools, and strategies they can use to become technology leaders. They cover technology leadership foundations; technology planning for the technology leader; leading the professional development; responsibilities of a technology leader; practical cases for technology leaders; and research, grants, and networks for technology leaders.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shuyan Wang (Ph.D., Ohio University, 2004) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, USA. Her research interests include technology integration into teaching and learning, technology integration into EFL classroom, distance learning, e-learning, assessment, and electronic portfolios. Dr. Wang has many publications in the format of books, book chapters, and journal articles. She has conducted large number of presentations at local, national, and international conferences.
Dr. Taralynn Hartsell is an Associate Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi where she currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Instructional Technology and Design programs. She earned her Ph.D. in Language, Reading, & Culture at The University of Arizona, with a focus on educational technologies. Her research interests include gender and technology, distance learning, math and science education concerning the implementation of technology, and instructional design. Dr. Hartsell has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries in various publications, and has been serving as an editorial reviewer for two international journals.