for Information Technology in Education (CITE), University of Hong
Kong has been commissioned by the Education and Manpower Bureau to
conducted a research and development project titled ‘ Evaluating and
enhancing the impact of the e-leadership program '
(e-leadership enhancement project, eLEP for short) in June 2005. This project
is a follow up project to the eleadership development program conducted
The objectives are:
- to conduct a longitudinal follow up evaluation to find out whether school heads of the e-leadership pilot training have actually implemented their plans in their schools after the pilot training;
- to find out the kinds of difficulties the school heads encountered;
- to find out whether the pilot training course has been successful in stimulating changes that have real impact on the schools after the course completion; and
- to provide support to schools for the implementation of their strategic plans.
The project will comprise two components. The first component is a two-stage survey
to find out the overall medium term (one year) impact of the eleadership
course on the course participants and their schools. This survey will be
administered to all school heads that had participated in the eLeadership program.
The second component is a set of follow-up case
studies on 10 case study schools to examine the different strategies
adopted by the schools, and the difficulties they encounter in the
implementation. School-based professional development support for team
leadership in IT will be offered to the 10 case study schools. CITE
will be organized as a series of staff development workshops on themes
identified to be important by the participating schools.