Introduction | 1. Dissatisfaction with the status quo | 2. Knowledge and skills exist | 3. Availability of resources |
4. Availability of time | 5. Rewards and/or incentives exist | 6. Participation | 7. Commitment | 8. Leadership
The second facilitative condition, summarized as “I can do this” or “I can learn quickly” (Ellsworth, 2000) states that people who will ultimately implement any innovation must possess sufficient knowledge and skills to do the job (Rogers, 1995).
Effective training must be provided to all intended adopters. This includes not only technical aspects of innovative solutions, but also new behaviors, processes required to implement them and sustain the new ways of working.
While this seems completely obvious, the importance of this condition is often overlooked in education change efforts. Insufficient training of teachers and staff is one of the most common causes of failed adoption or discontinuation. (Ellsworth, 2000).
With the pace of innovation in education and learning tech accelerating, it is important to invest in adequate training and skill-building to facilitate adoption.
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