Faculty involvement in decision-making on ed tech can accelerate its adoption: Opinion


In a recent article for EdTech, Omid Fotuhi (University of Pittsburgh) argues that consulting with and involving faculty in technology-related decision-making can help accelerate the successful adoption of educational technology. When faculty are part of these strategic purchasing decisions, Fotuhi explains that this can help to cultivate the level of buy-in that leads to the use of educational technology to personalize learning experiences and create more engaging courses. Fotuhi advises administrators to consider using four approaches to meaningfully gather faculty input on ed tech purchase decisions: dedicated faculty ed tech committees, focus groups, surveys, and faculty-led pilots.