Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice

Document Type



This study examined the skills that e-learners considered essential to the creation of a technology-rich school community. The focus was upon the skills that acting district and school administrators deemed essential to becoming an effective e-leader. The quantitative investigation associated with this study consisted of a researcher created survey based upon the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A). The intent of this survey was to obtain a list of skills that the participants felt were necessary for administrators to obtain in order to be effective leaders. These skills are categorized into both theory-based and operational. The qualitative investigation examined interview data from one-on-one interviews. The interviews were conducted in order to obtain a greater insight into the views of school-based and district-based administrators in terms of technology leadership. The intent of this study was to investigative and gather information in order to create online self-paced professional development opportunities for school and district administrators.



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Committee Chair

Janice Hinson

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