Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

I am asked this question a lot: how do we convince staff in our institution or district to adopt an innovation? This article describes exactly the response I give: focus on the early adopters and enthusiasts, support them by bringing them together and providing resources, and have them serve as the model and insiration for the remainder of the staff. It's only when people decide for themselves to implement change that new technology or processes can be implemented. Sure, you can force people to comply, but you can't force innovation and enthusiasm. Related: Change takes time.

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 7:36 p.m.