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    • Strategic Technology Alliances Dr. Ronald Black University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies Phoenix, Arizona USA [email_address]
    • A Beginning Thought…
      • “ Togetherness, for me, means teamwork. It makes us reflect how completely dependent we are upon one another in our social and commercial life. The more diversified our labors and interests have become in the modern world, the more surely we need to integrate our efforts to justify our individual selves and our civilization.”
      • -------Walt Disney
    • Discussion Agenda
      • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Brands, Partnerships and Alliances
      • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • Summary
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Definition:
        • Strategic Technology Alliances
          • 1) are strategic not tactical in intent
          • 2) focus on long-range technology integration and major educational benefits
          • 3) feature tight linkages among partners, support at the highest levels of each organization, and emphasis on the 3 Cs – communication, cooperation and collaboration
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Strategic Technology Alliances promote partnerships between industry and higher education that focus on serving long-range teaching and learning priorities.
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • STA makes forging relationships easy by:
        • identifying and offering streamlined access to relevant interdisciplinary teaching and learning tools
        • facilitating opportunities for the exchange of talent and intellectual property
        • presenting cost-effective alternatives for technology-based teaching and learning
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • STA provides corporations a gateway to intellectual talent and research expertise in interdisciplinary areas that are of critical concern to industry
      • STA works with corporations to open new avenues for communication, interaction and innovation.
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • STA Development
        • Institution must have a clear sense of strategic technology goals and priorities – must have a strategic technology plan...
        • Must be able to articulate these goals to those outside the institution
        • These goals should be the driving force behind the alliance, providing the motivation for future actions
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Partnership Assessment
        • Do they share the same strategic goals?
        • What are their values and cultures?
        • What is your past work history together and how much experience do they have with partnerships and alliances?
        • What are expectations in terms of time and deliverables?
        • All of these elements form the foundation of the alliance relationship.
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Contract negotiations
        • It is critical that an understanding of those earlier strategic goals and priorities are discussed when negotiating an agreement.
        • You and your potential partner need to reach a consensus on how you will measure success and understand the responsibilities and rights that will help you in achieving it.
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Contract negotiations
        • Institutions of higher education offer unique benefits to corporations in the form of access to faculty, students, facilities and infrastructure.
        • Higher education may sometimes underestimate the worth of their institution to the corporate partner.
          • The result may be a loss of power and an imbalance during negotiations that negatively impact the institution.
        • Know your strengths and maximize them to improve your bargaining position.
    • Strategic Technology Alliances – Gaining a Competitive Edge
      • Control/Implementation
        • Once you move into the actual implementation of an alliance, it is imperative that you have the structure and processes in place to move things forward.
          • the alliance leader
          • steering and working committees
          • work assignments and accountabilities
          • formal and informal communication channels and interfaces
    • Brands and Alliances
      • Each organization’s brand provides significant value to alliance.
      • Corporate brands add value to an institutions educational programs to permit the institution to carve out a niche in their market
      • Specific projects in strategic technology alliances can be based upon the marketing value and emotional loyalty of each organization’s brand
    • On-line Faculty/Student Chat Room Executive Leadership Forum IBM /Lenovo Think Pad Computers Internet Learning Applications Leader Orientation On-line Leadership and Best Practice Briefings Current Topic Discussion-based Symposium Application of College and IBM Strategic Priorities College and IBM-ABI Instructional Support in a Team Teaching Environment IBM/Lotus Domino Technology Platform Student-Centered Instruction with International & National Leadership Speaker Series Intensive Pre-requisite Seminar Leader
    • Brands and Alliances
      • Strategic Technology Alliances include
        • Executive level participation
        • Shared technology resources
        • The development and implementation of mutually beneficial and innovative academic programs
        • The building of long-term relationships
    • Brands and Alliances
      • Alliances between higher education and corporate organizations have occurred for decades, mostly in research and development.
      • Sean Rush from IBM stated in a speech, “strategic alliances are essential for higher education in order to complete in a global marketplace”.
    • Brands and Alliances
      • Organizations are witnessing an explosion in alliance activity, driven by combined forces of
        • Rapid educational technology innovation
        • Globalization
        • Internet
    • Brands and Alliances
      • The establishment of alliances between government, business, and learning institutions is fundamental to the development of technological solutions in support of life-long learning.
    • Brands and Alliances
      • In the face of declining resources, higher education is turning toward alliances with industry in search of
        • Sympathy
        • Political allies
        • New resources to enhance enrollment
        • Technology integration
    • Brands and Alliances
      • Strategic alliances are replacing the more formal goal of collaboration and cooperation.
        • Advantageous for those institutions seeking a foothold in the burgeoning adult-learning marketplace
      • Developing academic programs collaboratively strengthens the strategic alliance insuring that each organization will not become competitors.
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • According to KPMG higher education must transform to meet the needs of the emerging knowledge economy
      • The changes facing higher education are
        • An increasing diverse student body (in terms of age, race, gender, work background
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • The changes facing higher education are
        • Students who seek to acquire skills needed to access information, solve problems, and communicate
        • Students who are less likely to be learning within college and university walls
        • Students who are increasingly evaluating education in terms of a return on investment.
      • Higher education must reassess market position and embark in new directions
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • Academics has been slow to apply technology in the classroom and slower still to apply it to the management of the institution.
      • The challenge of the future is to explore and use the power of technology in teaching and learning
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • The demand for technology-based teaching and learning programs will continue to grow throughout the 21 st Century as an economical means of providing lifelong teaching and learning and that information technology will change the enterprise.
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • A significant technology transformation in higher education is the methodology used to help students get the education they need to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world .
      • The transformation of teaching and learning and the creation of learning communities will be driven by the rapid change of skill sets required, the cost of education and training, and the explosion of lifelong learners.
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • Currently there is a blurring of the lines between the 18-21 year old student to an adult population that will be pursuing degrees in non-traditional ways
      • These students need greater flexibility if they are to be able to handle their course work while working.
    • Technology Transformation in Higher Education
      • Net-based virtual learning centers have created new ways of teaching in which exchanges among students are as important as the exchange with the teacher.
      • The best way to teach adults online is to form learning communities, to get students working together in collaborative groups.
      • This capitalizes on the strength of technology.
      • 1999-2000 Study
      • 2007 Informal Survey (Educause CIO list)
      • Number of Strategic Technology Alliances between higher education institutions and corporations 38
      • Number of Strategic Technology Alliances between colleges and universities 12
      • Number of Strategic Technology Alliances between higher education institutions and corporations 214
      • Number of Strategic Technology Alliances between colleges and universities 77
      • 1999-2000 Study
      • 2007 Informal Survey (Educause CIO list)
      • Total Number of Colleges and Universities with Strategic Technology Alliances
      • Total Number of technology vendors with Strategic Technology Alliances with higher education institutions 12
      • Total Number of Colleges and Universities with Strategic Technology Alliances 272
      • Total Number of technology vendors with Strategic Technology Alliances with higher education institutions 93
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    • Summary
      • The plan for creating a strategic technology alliance has to be unique to a college’s culture. Colleges and universities who have developed strategic alliances with business and industry have determined that the critical elements to alliance development includes planning, transformation, and the appropriate use of technology to create a mission that is more productive and personal to each organization.
    • Summary
      • Strategic technology alliances between higher education and industry will take many forms. All of the models demonstrate common themes of collaboration between each organization, internal and external variables and how the strategic technology issues facing higher education may capitalize on the industrial resources.
    • Summary
      • The collective skills, vision, and ongoing dialogue between each organization will help sustain the transformation of technology in higher education throughout the 21 st Century.
    • Summary
      • Technology has changed the way we live, work, and educate.
      • The challenge is how to incorporate today’s technology skills into the fabric of educational institutions.
        • These projects include new student-centered academic pedagogical methodologies, electronic learning, and Internet based courses for using various modes of academic courseware, student mobile computing, and technology enhancement initiatives.
    • Summary
      • An alliance’s collaborative projects must be designed to improve new student enrollment, increase retention rates, integrate technology for teaching and learning, streamline administrative processes and enhance the college’s ability to offer credit-bearing executive leadership and technology education.
    • Summary
      • Issues relating to collaborative practices and enhanced strategies using the Internet will force colleges and universities to take a fresh look at how academic programs are delivered in the 21 st century. Higher education institutions are faced with the critical need to support the technology investment to ensure that they continue to be responsive to societal expectations.
    • Summary
      • A strategic technology alliance that is based upon a strong commitment to mutual decision making, resource investment, risk, and reward by each partner will enhance on-campus academic programs and extend the college’s reach to learners anywhere at anytime.
    • A Final Thought…. “ Somehow I can’t believe there are may heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret can be summarized in four C’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way. Have confidence in your ability to do it right. And work hard to the best possible job.” ------Walt Disney