For teachers, IT professionals, and school leaders to make decisions and take actions that build effective digital learning environments, they must build a common language and understanding of the nature of the problems and how acceptable solutions will be recognized. When school IT managers share understanding of what needs to be done, what everyone can expect to see when it is done, and how they should approach the work, they will be more successful in achieving strategic goals.
Through this book, I seek to support those who are interested in generating common language, understanding, and actions so that communities realize the goal of creating and sustaining schools that are places and spaces for digital learning. I define the context in which educational technology is used, the dimensions of educational technology, and the processes that can facilitate this collaboration. My work is grounded in assumptions about the users of IT in educational institutions and it recognizes the role of theory in IT management.