Date

Fall 2023

ESRP 9000 Professor

Gina Peyton

ESRP 9001 Professor

Gina Peyton

Executive Summary

This Strategic Research Project was designed to accentuate how technology affects student learning outcomes and to explore possible solutions and strategies to help a failing title I school toward their intended goal. The organization was established in 1956 by the Orange County School District. The institution is located in the South-West District of Orlando, Florida, and serves over 400 low-income students who are predominately African American and Haitian American. After a thorough assessment obtained from the organization’s internal and external factors and an application of a SWOT analysis a critical need was revealed within the organization. The need implicated that the organization had little to no technology and was out of compliance with the district and county’s digital technology plan. To solve the problem a solution of digital inclusion was selected from four possible solutions.

To implement and support the issue, a Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix was established, which revealed an overall attractiveness score of 6.08. In turn, Governmental Support was chosen as a strategy to help the organization meet its needs and goal toward incorporating technology into its institution. Also, an action plan was created to help the organization align with county and district’s digital technology plan. An action plan was also created in order to accommodate the chosen strategy of Government Support and the chosen possible solution if digital inclusion. A total of five steps accompanied the action plan, along with two goals for each step.

The literature reviewed throughout this research gave foundation to the project as well as possible solutions to the organization’s problem. The literature went on to show viable barriers and limitations that might come up in the event the project is applied to the organization. Also, the literature allowed for insight into other ways digital inclusion can help the organization by allowing stakeholders, partnerships and the organization’s surrounding community to become a part of the process. Through the manifestation of this project, it is recommended through research that digital inclusion be a platform for all institutions and persons that are digitally excluded. Therefore, the findings from the literature gives strong grounds to this Strategic Research Project. It also provides strong support that aligns with the action steps in order to place this project into effect within the organization that is lacking information and communications technology skills and technology.

Document Type

Strategic Research Project-NSU Access Only

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Department

Abraham S. Fischler College of Education

Language

English

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