Scale development and validation to measure institutional conditions to promote educational innovation with ICT

Gary Alberto Cifuentes, Diana Alejandra Herrera Velásquez

Abstract


A measurement scale is described as a contribution to the field of ICT  (information and communications technology) integration in a particular set of dimensions partially explored in the scientific literature. The institutional conditions for ICT integration has been recently studied as determinant for successful educational innovation. This work describes four dimensions that are necessary to understand those institutional conditions: technology leadership, management of innovation with ICT, and the appropriation of ICT policies at institutional and individual levels. The principal contribution of this work is to provide a valid and reliable scale (α=.96) with metric properties that are useful for researchers on ICT in education. Confirmatory factor analysis demonstrates the grouping of the items in the proposed subscales and their relevance to understand the institutional condition for ICT innovation. The scale allows the institutional diagnosis in relation to the conditions that are decisive for the successful integration of ICT as support for educational innovation processes.

Keywords


Technology leadership; Innovation management; ICT policies; Educational innovation



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.27.3779

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