When applying organizational development principles to an educational context, the instructor is taking on many of the functions of the manager/supervisor. Much as a manager would work on motivating employees toward a change and developing support to make it happen, you as the instructor need to give your students resources and reasons to engage with the technology. If there are students who pick up the tool quickly or seem particularly excited to be using it, take advantage of their energy to indirectly coax others along. Alternately, recruit them to take a more active role in co-teaching elements that involve the tool, validating their expertise and providing meaningful peer models for succeeding.

The strategies that follow will help you to foster successful student experiences with the technology and will build the foundation for successful long-term usage of the tool.

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