Eugene G. Kowch

Eugene G. Kowch
The University of Calgary | HBI · Werklund School of Education

PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Administration and Leadership.

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Introduction
Artificial Intelligence, Education Technology, Education Leadership, Systems Thinking, Systemic Change, Systems Theory, Organization Theory, Qual and Quant Methodology, K-12 and Higher Ed Contexts, Corporate Contexts, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Innovation and Change Leadership, Chaos and Complexity Theory
Additional affiliations
July 2002 - present
The University of Calgary
Position
  • Associate Professor of Education
Description
  • I supervise graduate students and research teams studying all forms of education leadership development and system improvement, including for-profit, non-profit, government and corporate organizations.

Publications

Publications (34)
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This paper outlines ethical principles for educators preparing for service robots in the classroom (professional service robots). At the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI) as service robots arrive in education systems, we first define robots and professional service robots. We then review and suggest a conduct-focused ethics path over individual...
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This 15 chapter section in the major reference work marks a shift and the evolution in thinking about systems in education as the firstc ompilation on education Systems Thinking and Change by scholars. Education graduate students, education professors, and researchers can use these chapters in the major reference works to explore, to teach, and to...
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Digital innovations in schools and universities matter. New leadership approaches and new organization knowledge are necessary for leaders to realize long-term school and university transformations afforded by important digital innovation experiments. This chapter takes a hard look at leadership and organization theory and practice, along with a cr...
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This paper discusses principles and practices that can optimize artificial intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning from the perspectives of leading organizational change and by reimaging learning activities with AI as a collaborative partner. Based Kowch’s participatory teaching and learning (PTL) principles for networked organizations, the auth...
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This is an unlikely tale from an interdisciplinary colleague who began professional practice in the sharp-edged world of engineering. This is a critical narrative of my own development as a scholar and a leader in the field of technology-enhanced learning. It is, in fact a recounting and reflection of a life in engineering, teaching and the profess...
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In this article, we provide an overview of the nature of Alberta Public Charter Schools, (APCS) and offer a sampling of findings from a comprehensive study of the TAAPCS system originally done to identify the capacity, adaptability and impact of the APCS. Here, we access some of those findings to address two 'myths': 1. Alberta Public Charter Scho...
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This chapter aims to prepare emerging educational technology leaders to lead a new generation of networked, constant-flux organizations. By surveying the differences in practice and ideas between both the educational leadership and educational technology fields, a gap was found between the mindsets and knowledge in these fields. The chapter explore...
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The central tenet of this investigation is that educational institutions possess their own school identity. Acknowledging that school identity is influenced by institutional mechanisms and personal dynamics, we examine school identity in the context of 13 Alberta charter schools. Narratives of 73 educational stakeholders across the network of Alber...
Technical Report
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The executive committee of the Association of Alberta Public Charter Schools (TAAPCS) held a number of meetings to evaluate the current Alberta Public Charter School system, contacting researchers from the University of Calgary Dr. Dianne Gereluk and Dr. Eugene Kowch. We were approached to conduct a system wide analysis of the current capacities, a...
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Complex adaptive organizations are represented in many ways. Complex adaptive organizations depend on the interaction of members exchanging information and resources shared influence. Leading is enacted by people with generative and unifying capabilities (Hazy, 2011). Complex organizations manifest networked patterns of interaction between leaders...
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It is possible that some outdated ideas about ‘management’ in our field are constraining our preparation of new educational technologists to lead education organizations in the Knowledge Age? This paper takes an interdisciplinary stance to examine educational administration, education technology and complexivist thinking about leadership in our fie...
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Leadership is in crisis. Technology has enabled our complex and interconnected world where it is much easier for organizations and entire ecosystems to collaborate – quickly – while older mindsets based on the organization as a machine model are proving to be grossly inadequate. Simultaneously, we have failed to predict and to understand, for examp...
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Complex adaptive organisations are represented in many ways. Complex adaptive organisations depend on the interaction of members exchanging information and resources shared influence. Leading is enacted by people with generative and unifying capabilities (Hazy, 2011). Complex organisations manifest networked patterns of interaction between leaders...
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Leading technology integration in higher education requires an inquisitive, reflective approach. This chapter discusses key questions that university administrators, policy makers, faculty, and other stakeholders must address in order to effectively integrate technology into higher education. The questions are divided into three categories. First o...
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As information technology's power and ubiquity have grown, its strategic importance has diminished. The way you approach IT investment and management will need to change dramatically (Carr cited in the Harvard Business Review, 2003, p. 5) Abstract Nicholas Carr recently presented a new instrumental framework calling IT leaders to reconsider some in...
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This paper traces the evolution of education leadership and online learning trends to suggest new capabilities for leaders of cyber charter school systems. Distributed leadership thinking can inform policy and governance leadership, leading change and new instructional leadership in constantly changing schools - but this will require new theory and...
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Social capital matters for young people, especially for immigrant and minority youth; however what counts as social capital for young people is poorly specified. This paper reviews recent studies on the influences of parents, communities and schools; then focuses on youth social networks that begin to reveal how young people form, develop and use s...
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Learning communities are collections of autonomous, independent individuals who are bound together by natural will and a set of shared ideas and ideals, and who are engaged by influencing each other within a learning process. This definition depends on a new concept of community, technology, and learning, in which relationships occur via many non-t...

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