Using an adaptation of Oliver’s (1977, 1980) Expectation Confirmation Theory as a framework, we develop a “technology road map” as suggested by McKeen and Smith (2006) for a professional development college (referred to as “The College”) at a large federal university (“The University”) with the goal of providing a state-of-the-art learning environment. Survey responses and comments provided key results and a starting point for future research. The major finding from this study is an Educational Technology (ET) “way ahead” criterion list. Study results led to fiscal year-end purchasing decisions to enhance the learning environment at The College. Additional analysis is required to devise an action plan for increasing levels of faculty expertise in emerging education technologies to develop and maintain a “state of the art” learning environment.
Bohler, Jeffrey A.; Weigel, Fred K.; and Hall, Dianne, "Educational Technology Gap Theory" (2009). AMCIS 2009 Proceedings. 771.