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POD’15.2 – TLC model of tech adoption

November 5, 2015

TLCTheoretical models that describe teaching and learning can inform the practice of faculty development. In a session at the 2015 POD Conference, titled “Nuts and bolts: putting technology models to work for faculty,” participants learned about the Technology Learning Cycle (TLC) model developed by Wedman and Diggs at the University of Missouri. The TLC can help us understand the process that college faculty go through as they adopt a new tool or strategy.

After learning about the model, groups of participants at the session applied the model to examples of technology adoption. 

They used SKIES to share their work and collaboratively build a resource that can help them use the TLC model in their own practice. Although the model was originally aimed at individuals, two of the groups creatively applied the TLC on an istitutional level to the process of adopting a new LMS.

POD15 workshop

This session was sponsored by POD’s Special Interest Group on Teaching with Technology. SIG-TwT plans to follow up at next year’s conference with a session on one of these models:

  • SAMR (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) – Ruben Puentedura, Hippasus
  • TPACK (Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge) – Mishra & Koehler, Michigan State
  • TIM (Technology Integration Matrix) – Florida Center for Instructional Technology, USF
  • Diffusion of Innovations – Everett Rogers, Ohio State (1962)
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  1. November 6, 2015 11:39 am

    Here are two links to where I’ve blogged about innovative technology in the classroom. The first is about the digital book project engagement with Chris Long at MSU CAL:
    The second is about having a student blog in a student research summer project :

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