CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
e-ISSN: 1309-517X
A Model of Learning Technology Partnership with Vendors: A Systematic Process

Eulho Jung 1, Hua Zheng 2, Nick Webster 1, Adonis Hamad 1, Fatih Demir 3, Dongho Kim 4 *

CONT ED TECHNOLOGY, Volume 13, Issue 4, Article No: ep321

https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/11115

Submitted: 31 December 2020, Published Online: 26 July 2021

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Abstract

Higher education institutions partner with technology providers to stay competitive in the fast-evolving innovations of technological advancements. The purpose of this study is to reflect on and investigate technology integration cases at a mid-sized public university in the U.S. Taking a qualitative research approach, this study utilizes critical reflection and multiple case studies (Stake, 2006). After reviewing the data, a technology partnership model was created that is composed of five phases: (1) analysis, (2) negotiation, (3) pre-implementation, (4) implementation, and (5) evaluation. The findings indicate that a systematic process must be utilized to ensure efficiency in vendor–university partnerships. Discussions, limitations, and implementation are provided.

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