Episode 7: Talking Change Theory & Innovation Adoption with Dr. Loretta Donovan

December 17, 2013

In this episode, I interview Dr. Loretta Donovan who is a Professor of Educational Technology at California State University Fullerton. Dr. Donovan discusses change theory and how it relates to innovation adoption. She discusses the Concerns Based Adoption Model and how it relates to the change process. Dr. Donovan ends with advice for those who are involved in the change process–specifically those who are in charge of leading the implementation of a new innovation.

To learn more about Dr. Donovan, visit http://ed.fullerton.edu/edel/faculty/dr-loretta-donovan/

She co-directs an online graduate program in Educational Technology. View this site at http://www.fullerton.ed/edtech . It is a 100% online graduate program designed for teachers.

Several books that Dr. Donovan mentioned after the interview that she wanted to pass along to those interested in exploring the topic.

Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes (3rd Edition)

Making Change: Creating 21st Century Teaching and Learning Environments

The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fourth Edition

Diffusion of Innovations, 5th Edition