Master's Degree

Course Information
Technological Change

Course Description
This course introduces a structured approach for dealing with the organizational and human aspects of technology transition, including the key concepts of resistance and change management, organizational change, communications, and processes by which professional change agents influence the introductions, adoption, and diffusion of technological change.
Contacts
Instructor

Joseph Donaldson
Office: 919-515-1758
joseph_donaldson@ncsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Diffusion of innovations
Rogers, E.M.
Edition: 5th
ISBN: 978-0-7432-2209-1
Publisher: New York: Free Press


Course Access
 
About one week before NCSU's first day of class (or, if it is close to the start of classes, as soon as the student signs up), campus coordinator Kim Allen will email individual students a welcome letter with his/her campus Unity ID, student ID number, and temporary password. The email also includes log in instructions for the student’s gmail account and course content.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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