Tech is the Easy Part of Tech Adoption

Achieving the Dream Associate Director of Data and Technology for Student Success Mei-Yen Ireland contributed a May 2016 blog post to Next Generation Learning Challenges highlighting how Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) requires more than the implementation of technology .  Excerpt below.


Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS) requires more than the implementation of technology.  Successful iPASS work utilizes technology reforms to ignite transformative change in how students experience the institution. The goal is to improve student success. The Community College Research Center (CCRC) developed the Readiness for Technology Adoption (RTA) framework  to focus on the adoption (rather than implementation) of technology and to assist institutions in identifying specific issues that may need to be addressed in order to prepare for transformative reform.

Achieving the Dream asked its 15 iPASS grantee institutions to complete CCRC’s Readiness for Technology Adoption (RTA) Self-Assessment to prepare for their iPASS projects. Achieving the Dream staff designed a survey and process for the institutions to use that would maximize engagement and facilitate an honest discussion about the institution’s preparedness for the work. (To learn more about the process, read my post, Is your Institution Ready for Transformative iPASS Reform?).  

To read the full posting, please visit here.

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