As we have seen, there are various models to support different approaches to technology change, but the goal is ultimately the same: to provide a better learning outcome for students. Indeed, Manako’s hierarchy of technology in schools has infrastructure at the base of the pyramid, working up through effective administration, extensive resources and enhanced teaching to achieve the pinnacle of empowered students.
So, practically speaking, how can your school reach the summit of this pyramid?
The Knoster model proposes that there are several elements required for successful change, with different negative outcomes if any of these elements are missing. These are:
Elements for Successful Change
What is the purpose of the initiative? Why?
What experience is needed to realise your vision?
What motivation or encouragement does your team need to buy in?
What tools and structures are needed to achieve your vision?
What steps will you take to succeed? What is the timeline?
Source: Managing Complex Change and the Human Element of Customer Experience. ORI
When implementing technology change in your school, this provides a useful framework for making sure your project has all the elements required for success.