I think for me the biggest question has always been – “How do we get staff to engage with this (TEL)?”
Now this does pre-suppose that staff engagement with TEL is a good thing and thus something we want to be doing, but I am just going to say that the educational establishment has decided to pay me (and thousands of others) a salary to do this so I am going to assume it is a proven good thing. (research tends to confirm this as well http://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/toolkit/approaches/digital-technology/)
Now this is not a new question for me and I have approached it before from a different angle when I created Gliddon’s Heirachy of TEL (with thanks to Mazlow of course) as a kind of mental checklist to see if TEL projects would be likely to succeed.
Now I had 1/2 finished this post when I read the omnipresent James Clay’s post on his “Big Question” and realised that by asking about how we “Create a culture…to improve learning” he was asking the same question that I was but in a slightly more focused way.
If you look at the pyramid on the left, I think that we have (in most institutions) reached the stage where the bottom 2 levels have been met for most tech that staff would use. It is the next level Training/Culture where things get more uneven.
For years I have followed a policy of “Develop the willing” and hoped that those less willing would change their minds as they saw their colleagues succeeding in using TEL. I want to do better (faster?) than this, so my question is
“How do we get staff to engage with and create a culture of TEL that improves learning”