In an era of unprecedented funding in education, a proportion of the billions of dollars being spent will influence the deployment and integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in schools. School leaders will be one of many roles within schools accountable for the effective and efficient use of ICT in these environments. This paper reports the findings of a study to help understand more about the role of school leaders for the deployment and integration of ICT. The study used an online survey of a sample of principals, assistant/associate principal and leaders/head teacher/coordinators who volunteered to participate and then followed up those who agreed to be interviewed to further investigate findings. Analysis used basic statistics and qualitative interpretation to help understand why all participants thought their role was considerably, or critically, important for the integration of technology, but ranged from not important, to critical importance for deployment.
Vella, Steven; Burmeister, Oliver; Barnden, Andrew; and Ceric, Arnela, "The importance of school leaders for deploying and integrating ICT in schools: From the perspective of Catholic rural school leaders." (2017). ACIS 2017 Proceedings. 2.