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Is it the technology - or the leadership?

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Started by Karen Spencer 09 Mar 2012 5:02pm () Replies (4)

I read this - deliberately provocative? - post from Scott McLeod this week and thought I would share it for interest.

>>>Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership.

Now, he may be stirring the pot, when he writes that "when a school leader purchases system-wide learning software with little thought given to long-term financial and instructional sustainability, that's not poor technology leadership, that's just poor leadership." What are your thoughts?

I'd like to put a positive spin on this and consider what 'good leadership' might look like, when it comes to managing technology in school. For instance, a 'good' leader might make sure that "the strategic plan aligns to the vision and refers to how technologies will support learning" (E-Learning Planning Framework, 'Extending').

What are your views on this curly one?

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  • HeatherWilkie (View all users posts) 27 Oct 2014 2:59pm ()

    Sally I was sitting with our other DP and the Principal last week as we start to think about budgets for next year. Whilst our Principal led the drive for changed technology, did his homework, aligned it with the vision, consulted with staff, children and community, he is not part of the team that 'feeds the staff' (PD), he doesn't strategically support his e-Team to grow (PD) and seems to have no funds to grow what we have. It is a real challenge because where does the money come from? Decile 10 has very little fat in the system, there are no trusts supporting e-learning in our area. Where is the line between 'bad leadership' as mentioned in the article and insufficiently funded? 

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