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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 176-181

Does the early adopter catch the worm or choke on it? A reflective journey of the challenges of technology adoption in a health sciences education institution


1 TELIT-SA, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark Campus; Physical Activity, Sport Science and Recreation, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
2 TELIT-SA, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark Campus, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

Correspondence Address:
Chrisna Botha-Ravyse
TELIT-SA, North-West University, Vanderbijlpark Campus, P. O. Box 594, Vanderbijlpark
South Africa
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/efh.EfH_219_16

Background: Early adoption of technology is a struggle well known to early adopters and now to me. Since the demand to use and implement technology in health professions' education has increased, I have been led to adopt various technologies, leading to many headaches. Methods: This paper addresses my experiences in developing and implementing technology in health science classrooms in a setting not adequately equipped to do so. Results: After reflecting on my experiences, I conclude that it is crucial that systems help innovators and early adopters as they work to develop and implement teaching and learning technology. Technical decisions should address the needs of the higher education educator. Discussion: In addition, once an institution chooses a specific technological approach, such as using e-guides, there should be resources in place to support the forerunners of these initiatives.


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