Managing educational leadership and online teaching in a diverse technological society

Cunniff, Dan (2010) Managing educational leadership and online teaching in a diverse technological society. In: Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication 2010 Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010. School of Information Technology Murdoch University, Murdoch, pp. 458-467.


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This paper consisted of an overview of leadership and its definition and a discussion of who and what surrounds the leader in a diverse society of everchanging technology as he/she make decisions that impact the students, teachers and staff of school districts and other educational institutions. The discussion supported the notion espoused by Thomas Freeman that the world is indeed truly flat and getting smaller through instant communication. Leaders interested in applying the best practices in communicating are now able to utilize the internet in ways that can save time, energy and money. Selected technology and best practices from various disciplines were outlined as examples of how leaders can bring about positive change and focus on cutting edge techniques for classroom and business applications. Methods were discussed in the use of an analysis of a business or corporation, to the use of bringing experts to students, university professors, managers and chief executive officers via the internet and other electronic devices. The author included several examples of best practices for use with the adult or P-12 learners in the classroom, or managers of a Fortune 500 organization. Examples of how to conduct live, online international connections were presented in detail. Key concepts such as defining leadership, who controls leaders, and the managing leadership in a diverse society as contradiction were discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Cultural Attitudes Towards Communication and Technology, Proceedings > CATaC Conference 2010
Depositing User: Sissi Kemp
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 18:37
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:08

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