Models of Change and Innovation and the Implications for Faculty Development

Factors influencing whether an innovation is adopted (Rogers 1995):

  • personality
    • innovators
    • early adopters
    • early majority
    • late majority
    • laggards
  • setting
    • need for change
  • characteristics of innovation
    • relative advantage
    • compatability with existing culture
    • trialability
    • ease of use
    • observability
    • resources

(c)2002
Sharon Alayne Widmayer
Instructional Designer
The George Washington University
sharon@soundsofenglish.org
MATTS 2002