Organizational Leadership Annotated Bibliography
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Bailey, A., Henry, T., McBride, L., & Puckett, J. (2011). Unleashing the Potential of Technology in Education.
After over 10 years of working with various educational clients (national, state and local governments, school districts, public and charter schools, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) issued a report in 2011 that provides an analysis of the challenges educators face and offer the solutions that they describe can “unleash the potential of technology in education.” Written for educators, educational leaders and policy makers, the BCG offers three chapters that guide readers towards an understanding of a “closed-loop” instructional system, as well as ways to utilize technology in strategic ways that are comprehensive and holistic.
In the following three chapters and subchapters, the BCG offers examples and evidence that guides leaders through the various steps they need to consider and how to strategically plan towards implementing effective and creative solutions to improve academic learning outcomes. A visual representation of a key foundation of their work and how a technology enabled “closed-loop” system can deliver better student outcomes is offered in exhibit 4, page 15.
1) A New Era in Educational Technology: Why Now?
- Unmet Promises
- Key Forces Driving Change Today
- No More Tradeoffs: Richness, Reach, and Results
- Taking the Right Steps
- Closing the Loop
- Recommendations for Leaders and Policymakers
- A Call to Action
Calhoun, K. (2012). it's on the line: Tech policies that make sense. Leadership, 42(2), 12-14.
The author in this article discusses current technology policies and what makes a technology policy effective. The author argues that technology itself cannot form policy. Instead, the author argues that the human behavior surrounding the use of technology provides the foundation for all policies and future professional development opportunities stemming from the use of technology.