SIIA Releases Software Implementation Toolkit
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), through its Education Division, has released its new Software Implementation Toolkit for Educators, a compendium of tips for making better use of software in education settings through effective implementation of these technologies.
The stated aim of the Toolkit is to improve decision making in the purchasing process and improve the effectiveness of software implementation.
Said Karen Billings, vice president of SIIA's Education Division, "Years of experience have shown that effective implementation practices can be the determining factor in obtaining successful results from both instructional and administrative software applications. The actions an institution takes prior to the delivery of the software and during its initial use, can help ensure this success."
"As critics of the recent [United States] Department of Education study on education technology effectiveness explain, the success of educational software depends on the effectiveness of its implementation," said a statement accompanying the release of the Toolkit. "This fidelity relies on the cooperation of the vendor and customer throughout the planning, implementation and evaluation process."
The 56-page toolkit is available free at the link below.
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