Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology
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Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology

Edited by Laura Hyatt and Stuart Allen

Technology plays a significant role in doctoral leadership studies providing a channel for teaching, learning, research, and administrative processes. Existing and new programs seek to leverage technology-mediated learning in order to provide access, convenience, enriched learning, and develop new pathways to achieve a doctorate. Advancing Doctoral Leadership Education Through Technology offers ideas, experiences, and practices relevant to doctoral faculty, chairs and directors, administrators, researchers, and doctoral students interested in learning and research in technology and leadership education.
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Chapter 4: Beyond cybernation: technology and teaching in doctoral educational leadership

Stephanie J. Blackmon

Abstract

This chapter focuses specifically on three currently used technologies in doctoral educational leadership classrooms: social media, blogs and virtual worlds. A major premise of this chapter is that the relationship between technology and its users is dialogical. Furthermore, these exchanges are value laden. Therefore, the examples of technology provided in this chapter will move beyond cybernation and not only address the complex exchange that occurs when educational leadership instructors and students employ various technologies (the unidirectional relationship of user to technology), but also address ways to mitigate that complex exchange.

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