Gary Ackerman

Gary Ackerman
Greenfield Community College

Doctor of Philosophy in Education

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Gary Ackerman currently works as the director of teaching and learning innovation at Greenfield Community College. His interests include technology acceptance, educational design research, and online teaching and learning.

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My purpose in writing this book is to give readers a view into the work of managing information technology in schools. IT professionals will notice differences (some nuanced and some significant) between the needs and expectations of IT users in business and IT in school. With the more complete and more accurate concept the nature of the computing...
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Anyone is free to use open source software without the need to purchase the right to install it. Despite its appeal to school and technology leaders in rural communities, they are less likely to install it than others. In this chapter, three cases in which open source technology was installed to support teaching and learning in three rural communit...
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Schools have become places filled with digital tools. Despite this fact, school leaders find technology planning to be an area of relative weakness. This chapter describes the experiences of four school leaders who adopted an unfamiliar strategy for making technology decisions. The leaders participated in a series of semi-structured interviews. Two...
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In an attempt to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the professional development activities offered to help teachers improve their use of technology, the leaders of a rural school district participated in a design process modeled after the Delphi technique. Leaders from the schools summarized past efforts and created plans for future profe...
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Anyone is free to use open source software without the need to purchase the right to install it. Despite its appeal to school and technology leaders in rural communities, they are less likely to install it than others. In this chapter, three cases in which open source technology was installed to support teaching and learning in three rural communit...
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In this book, I suggest the school technology we need must be appropriate (designed to meet the needs of teachers and learners), proper (reliable and robust), and reasonable (within budget limits and aligned with policy). Planning and implementing efficacious educational technology depends on the expertise and collaboration of teachers, IT professi...
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This paper presents the case of a small rural school that implemented an assessment program designed around three different measures, each designed to answer a different question about the secondary students enrolled in the school. Technological solutions were used to captured both qualitative and quantitative evidence of students’ learning; those...
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Despite efforts by school leaders, teachers, technologists, and researchers; much teaching is unchanged since the arrival of information and computer technology (ICT). The same devices that are deeply embedded in everyday life are still marginalized in many classrooms. Technology acceptance is a framework that has contributed to the development of...
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Instructors’ notions about teaching and learning largely determine how lessons are organized and presented, thus the nature of the experience for students and the level to which they understand the curriculum. This presentation focuses on strategies that support new instructors as they understand and apply relatively new discoveries about learning...
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Despite a long history of computers in schools, many educators continue to struggle with the problem of creating effective technology-rich learning environments. In this exploratory research, documents collected as several K-12 schools designed systems to support technology-rich education are analyzed. School and technology leaders in each school f...
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Information and computer technology has been incorporated in teaching and schooling for several decades. Despite on-going efforts to provide both technical support to maintain functional systems and support for educators to integrate technology in their classrooms, much teaching and learning has been unchanged by the availability of technology. Tec...
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https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780761866084/Technology-Rich-Teaching-Classrooms-in-the-21st-Century
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This is a book I self-published on Lulu. The original purpose was to support a site-specific profesional development initiative, and it also supplemented some conference-style presentations for practitioners.
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The instrument adapted in available on the web: https://sites.google.com/site/utauttest/home
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Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here.
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The second in a series used to focus professional development for educators
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The second is a series designed to support professional development for educators
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the si...
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A brief review
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A book used to focus professional development workshops for educators
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Ackerman, G. (2008). How I spent My summer: Life teaches a teacher. Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools, 19(1), 5-7.
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Ackerman, G. (2006). Technology for Turning Points. Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools, 18(1), 22-6.