Fishman, Barry J., "Adapting Innovations to Particular Contexts of Use," pp. 48-66 in Chris Dede, James P. Honan, and Lawrence C. Peters, eds., Scaling Up Success: Lessons Learned from Technology-Based Educational Improvement. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.


Gives a theoretical framework for evaluating the usabiltity of innovations; presents an example of an innovation in learning technology scaled up from a local to a broader context; analyzes usability gaps related to the fromework.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Historical Inquiry, Development as Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Implementation, Knowledge Utilization, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development


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