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E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research

E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research

Jameson, Jill ORCID: 0000-0002-9545-8078 (2013) E-Leadership in higher education: The fifth “age” of educational technology research. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44 (6). pp. 889-915. ISSN 0007-1013 (Print), 1467-8535 (Online) (doi:

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A discussion of the relative lack of research into e-leadership in educational technology in education is followed by an outline of selected prior literature in the field. The paper proposes that, as part of a natural evolution of educational technology research, considerably more attention needs to be focused on research and development in e-leadership. Building on selected prior literature, an updated framework of principles for effective “e-leadership” of educational technology is proposed, with specific reference to higher education, building on selected insights derived from e-leadership literature and on the author's experience of 30 years of professional practice, scholarship and research into educational technologies and leadership in education. The paper proposes the development of a new fifth “age” of educational technology research in which it is argued that more critical, selective, strategic e-leadership approaches to the adoption and use of educational technology need to be progressed through research, development and training as the field matures.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue: e-Learning and Leadership
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-leadership; e-learning; educational technology; leadership of e-learning; technology leadership; digital leadership; online leadership; virtual leadership; e-leadership; leadership and management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Centre for Leadership & Enterprise
Faculty of Education & Health > Education Research Group
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Secondary, LLTE & PE & Sport
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:37
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