Campus Location

Dallas Campus (Online)

Date of Award



Document Type



Organizational Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Education

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

Jamie Petrilla

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Billie McConnell

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Teresa Starrett


This study examined the steps taken to select technology devices, applications, and websites to be used in the classroom during the Covid-19 pandemic. As schools shut down around the world and transitioned to alternative methods of educational delivery, there was an increased need to analyze the selection process educators used to select technology devices, applications, and websites. Literature indicates that teachers could be overwhelmed with the many technology hardware and software choices available and end up making less-than-sufficient selections. This case study investigated what the technology director, administrators, and teachers deemed important and necessary in selecting educational applications and devices for classroom and home use of technology to establish a cohesive set of parameters for the selection of applications and devices identified as most beneficial and appropriate. The single-case study was qualitative and looked at how participants selected technology hardware and software during a 3-year period through document analysis and semi structured interviews of 10 educators at a small rural public school in East Texas. After analyzing the interviews and documents, the researcher coded the results of the study. Then the researcher extracted themes and used them to create a tool that the school could use to help in the future selection of technology, starting with teachers and routing to central office administration.

Keywords: Covid-19, technology, asynchronous learning, remote learning, synchronous learning, change management

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