Data Use, Technology, and Educational Leadership
I’ve mentioned Alan Daly’s wonderful TCR article on what social network analysis (SNA) could contribute to data use research. Now the latest American Journal of Education has published a special issue on the social side (i.e. people issues) to school reform. It looks like it’ll be a good read.
My research often touches upon how technology problems are often about people, not just the technologies. I’m revising a few works about these issues now, and I hope to have them out soon. This set of articles has me encouraged. I’ve also been mulling over grant ideas for studying computer data systems via a social network perspective, and I think the insights here will push me along.
One last thing: here’s a quick plug to keep on the look out for the work of Liz Farley-Ripple at the University of Delaware. She’s already had a project in the cooker on what social networks can show us about data use practices, and it’s exciting stuff!