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Evaluating Your College's Readiness for Technology Adoption

By: Melinda Mechur Karp & Jeffrey Fletcher

Abstract

Evaluating Your College's Readiness for Technology Adoption

Understanding the likelihood of successful adoption before embarking on a reform can help colleges invest wisely in new technologies. Based on CCRC’s Readiness for Technology Adoption (RTA) framework, this self-assessment tool is designed to help colleges develop a nuanced picture of their overall readiness for technology adoption.

The RTA framework consists of four broad areas of readiness, addressing technological and cultural factors at both the institutional and project levels. For each area, the self-assessment tool provides a rubric listing the components of readiness and describing the features of institutions that are minimally ready and those that are poised for action.

This tool is designed to encourage conversations among individuals within an institution. Engaging in the self-assessment process will help colleges identify additional steps they may need to take before beginning a technology-related reform.