Author

Sara Meyer

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Hsu, Pi-Sui

Degree Name

Ed.D. (Doctor of Education)

Department

Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment

LCSH

Educational technology||Library science||Middle school education

Abstract

This study investigated as to how the school librarian acts as a change agent for effective integration of technology in the school curriculum. Four teachers from a Midwestern junior high school participated in this project. The research was conducted as a case study using grounded theory methods for generating theory and analyzing data. To inform the study, Rogers' Diffusion Theory was also applied. The following research questions helped to guide the study: How is a school librarian a change agent for improving technology practices in a junior high school? What are strategies that allow the school librarian to act as an agent of change for meaningful technology integration in the junior high school setting with teachers? What are strategies that allow the school librarian to act as an agent of change for meaningful technology integration in the junior high school setting with students? After collection, the data were analyzed through qualitative procedures which revealed seven themes: Learning, Resources, Cross-Curricular, Attitudes, Collaboration, Assessment and Time Management. Applying grounded theory, the DELTA Framework (Digital Tools, Engagement, Librarians, Teachers, All Learners) theory was generated.

Comments

Advisors: Pi-Sui Hsu; Rebecca Butler.||Committee members: Rebecca Hunt.||Includes illustrations.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

115 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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