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 Monday, December 30, 2002

In a recent entry on Mathemagenic Lilia Efimova shares Diane Dormant's provisions for the individual readiness differences re some innovation. ( I've revised her summary below-- with adoption/ involvement level increasing from bottom to top of the table.)

 If the person is in the stage of ---

 Then the strategy to use is to---

 IV. Use

Active regarding change

Uses change on the job

Asks detailed questions about use


Provide necessary technical info

Provide Reinforcement

Provide Recognition

 III. Tryout

Active regarding change

Has opinions about change

Interested in learning how-to


Provide effective training

Provide job aids, check lists

Promise technical follow-up

 II. Envisioning

Active regarding change

Expresses work-related job concerns

Asks questions about how change works


Give success images

Provide demonstrations

Connect with peer users

 I. Curiosity

More active regarding change

Expresses personal job concerns

Asks questions about own work and change


Identify specific concerns

Provide clear info about concerns

Emphasize pluses, acknowledge minuses

 0 . Awareness

Passive regarding the change

Little/no information about change

Little/no opinion about change


Be an ad agent

Be credible and positive

Appeal to his or her needs and wants  

Some time ago Gene Hall (now a Dean of Education at the University of Nevada) developed the Concerns Based Adoption Model" (CBAM)

The slightly different angle on the acceptance of innovation will, I hope :), make actual attempts to support different stages more accurate. (Lemme know what you think)

 Levels of Use

 Behavioral Indicators of Level

 VI. Renewal The user is seeking more effective alternatives to the established use of the innovation.
 V. Integration The user is making deliberate efforts to coordinate with others in using the innovation.
 IVB. Refinement The user is making changes to increase outcomes.
 IVA. Routine The user is making few or no changes and has an established pattern of use.
 III. Mechanical The user is making changes to better organize use of the innovation.
 II. Preparation The user has definite plans to begin using the innovation.
 0I. Orientation The user is taking the initiative to learn more about the innovation.
 0 . Non-Use The user has no interest, is taking no action.  

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Spike Hall is an Emeritus Professor of Education and Special Education at Drake University. He teaches most of his classes online. He writes in Des Moines, Iowa.


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