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Edld 5362 Wk 5 Assignment

  1. 1. Tarrant County CollegeA District Wide Approach<br />An Evaluation of the <br />Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan - 1999<br />
  2. 2. Schools that address technology “have successfully adapted the endless opportunities presented by computer technology and married them in creative and challenging ways to the high-level technical capabilities and motivation of their students. Students and teachers become partners in the exploration of this new universe.”<br />(Paige, Hickok, & Patrick, 2004)<br />Why?<br />
  3. 3. Committee input from<br />Administration<br />Faculty<br />Support Staff<br />Vendors<br />Students<br />How?<br />
  4. 4. The Technology Committee will formulate a plan to provide and maintain quality information systems and computing services that support the mission of Tarrant County College District. This plan will address methods and processes for implementing modern technology systems to support all elements of the College: Teaching & Learning, Student Support Services, and Administrative Support.<br />The Plan – Mission/Vision<br />
  5. 5. The Technology Committee’s goal is to develop a District-wide information and computing systems strategic plan that will allow for the acquisition and maintenance of a totally integrated state-of-the-art system that serves the needs of student, faculty, and staff by expanding communication capabilities, enhancing teaching and learning opportunities, and facilitating the use of data to obtain information and foster knowledge.<br />The Plan - Goal<br />
  6. 6. Classrooms<br />Training on technology integration and professional responsibility<br />Fully equipped for multi-media presentations<br />Access to targeted professional development<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  7. 7. Classrooms<br />Training on technology integration and professional responsibility<br />Lacking in depth and applicability<br />Fully equipped for multi-media presentations<br />Computers<br />Surround Sound<br />Intranet & Internet<br />Document Cameras<br />Data Projectors<br />Access to targeted professional development<br />TCC Institute<br />Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation<br />
  8. 8. Off-Site Locations<br />Provide interactive computer-based instruction<br />Course management software for off-site access by faculty<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  9. 9. Off-Site Locations<br />Provide interactive computer-based instruction<br />TCC Institute<br />Element K<br />Course management software for off-site access by faculty<br />Campus Cruiser<br />Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation<br />
  10. 10. Laboratories<br />Student access for information and tutorial aids<br />Reporting features for faculty on student use of laboratory facilities<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  11. 11. Laboratories<br />Student access for information and tutorial aids<br />Integrated Web<br />Web Advisor<br />Campus Cruiser<br />Online Library Resources<br />Reporting features for faculty on student use of laboratory facilities<br />Teaching & Learning – The Eavluation<br />
  12. 12. Offices<br />Computer hardware and software will meet district standards and job specific needs<br />Printing will be available on local and network printers<br />Access to college wide databases and programs<br />Access to internet, file sharing, e-mail, and internet browser<br />Ability to send and receive fax transmissions through the computer<br />Desktop videoconferencing ability<br />Access to library’s catalog and databases<br />External backup capabilities<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  13. 13. Offices<br />Computer hardware and software will meet district standards and job specific needs<br />Printing will be available on local and network printers<br />Access to college wide databases and programs<br />Access to internet, file sharing, e-mail, and internet browser<br />Ability to send and receive fax transmissions through the computer<br />Desktop videoconferencing ability<br />Access to library’s catalog and databases<br />External backup capabilities<br />Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation<br />
  14. 14. Curriculum Review & Development<br />Online course proposal process (follows specialized criteria)<br />Existing course and program evaluations<br />Ability to create schedules for multi-length courses<br />Online ability to order reports (scheduling, enrollment summaries, etc.)<br />Develop faculty qualification assessment system<br />Administer faculty evaluations via computer<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  15. 15. Curriculum Review & Development<br />Online course proposal process (follows specialized criteria)<br />Online process not developed as of yet<br />Existing course and program evaluations<br />Ability to create schedules for multi-length courses<br />Online ability to order reports (scheduling, enrollment summaries, etc.)<br />Limited based on Datatel Colleague<br />Develop faculty qualification assessment system<br />Still done by hand<br />Administer faculty evaluations via computer<br />Available, but must be administered by proctor<br />Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation<br />
  16. 16. Distance Learning/Non-Traditional Instruction<br />Two-way video conferencing at each District location<br />Training for faculty/staff using specialized equipment<br />Faculty development in distance learning pedagogy and multi-media integration<br />Toll free access to faculty for students<br />Teaching & Learning – The Plan<br />
  17. 17. Distance Learning/Non-Traditional Instruction<br />Two-way video conferencing at each District location<br />Video conferencing is available<br />Computer based & Online Courses now priority<br />Training for faculty/staff using specialized equipment<br />Special Distance Learning Department implemented<br />Faculty development in distance learning pedagogy and multi-media integration<br />Specialized courses mandatory<br />Toll free access to faculty for students<br />No longer available<br />Teaching & Learning – The Evaluation<br />
  18. 18. Computer Learning Centers (CLCs)<br />Central Electronic Repositoryfor the use of and/or access to instructional software<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  19. 19. Computer Learning Centers (CLCs)<br />Central Electronic Repositoryfor the use of and/or access to instructional software<br />Campus Cruiser<br />Online Library Database Access<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  20. 20. District-wide Support Services<br />Administrative function support (budgeting, scheduling, purchasing, etc)<br />Ongoing technology training<br />Standardize system hardware and protocols<br />Provide a common graphical user interface<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  21. 21. District-wide Support Services<br />Administrative function support (budgeting, scheduling, purchasing, etc)<br />Datatel Colleague<br />Ongoing technology training<br />TCC Institure<br />Standardize system hardware and protocols<br />Implemented, but flexible for specific uses<br />Provide a common graphical user interface<br />MS XP<br />Datatel Colleague<br />Web Advisor<br />Campus Cruiser<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  22. 22. Instructional Media<br />Derive a totally integrated graphics service system meeting District standards and faculty, staff, and student needs<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  23. 23. Instructional Media<br />Derive a totally integrated graphics service system meeting District standards and faculty, staff, and student needs<br />Adopted the all encompassing Datatel Colleague<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  24. 24. Tech Support/Library/Learning Resources<br />Comprehensive, automated library/learning resources system<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  25. 25. Tech Support/Library/Learning Resources<br />Comprehensive, automated library/learning resources system<br />Online local catalog access<br />External database access<br />ERIC<br />EBSCOHost<br />etc<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  26. 26. Financial Aid/Scholarships<br />Quick and easy access with EDExpress software<br />Access to information from the Dept. of Education<br />Ability to stop transactions and identify the appropriate reason for the stop<br />Easily access information for federal, state and internal reporting<br />Compliance with cash mgt. regulations including deposits<br />Elimination of paper in paper folders<br />Ability to apply, check the status, and direct available funds via the web<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  27. 27. Financial Aid/Scholarships<br />Quick and easy access with EDExpress software<br />Multiple applications now available<br />Access to information from the Dept. of Education<br />Linked with DoEd<br />Ability to stop transactions and identify the appropriate reason for the stop<br />Datatel Colleague allows for easy evaluation<br />Easily access information for federal, state and internal reporting<br />Links with federal and state reporting systems<br />Compliance with cash mgt. regulations including deposits<br />Datatel Colleague fully interacts with GAAP and regulations<br />Elimination of paper in paper folders<br />Done – accessed and stored electronically<br />Ability to apply, check the status, and direct available funds via the web<br />Integrated systems allow for easy access<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  28. 28. Testing<br />Implement computerized Testing Center<br />Provide Internet delivery of the Accuplacer<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  29. 29. Testing<br />Implement computerized Testing Center<br />CLEP<br />ACE<br />Standardized Tests<br />Provide Internet delivery of the Accuplacer<br />On demand delivery<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  30. 30. Veteran’s Services<br />Timely and accurate certification of enrollment<br />Appropriate updates of student information<br />Eligibility status<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  31. 31. Veteran’s Services<br />Timely and accurate certification of enrollment<br />Datatel Colleague keeps track<br />Appropriate updates of student information<br />Updated online w/VA & Datatel Colleague<br />Eligibility status<br />Datatel Colleague<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  32. 32. Counseling/Guidance<br />Automated transcript evaluation system<br />Comprehensive student information system<br />Implement a transfer tracking system for students<br />Student Support Services– The Plan<br />
  33. 33. Counseling/Guidance<br />Automated transcript evaluation system<br />Datatel Colleague<br />Comprehensive student information system<br />Datatel Colleague<br />Implement a transfer tracking system for students<br />THECB<br />DatatelColeague<br />Articulation Agreements<br />Student Support Services– The Evaluation<br />
  34. 34. Connectivity<br />Training<br />Communication<br />Leadership/Coordination<br />Standardization Across District<br />Data Availability/Accessibility<br />Evaluation <br />Technology Critical Issues<br />
  35. 35. Infrastructure<br />Solid, reliable, network for offices, classrooms & labs<br />Training<br />TCC Institute<br />Element K<br />Professional Development Seminars<br />Communication<br />Email<br />Social Networking<br />Leadership/Coordination<br />Leadership commitment across all levels<br />Standardization Across District<br />Hardware, Software & Processes<br />Data Availability/Accessibility<br />Datatel Colleague Access and Reports<br />Evaluation<br />Standing Committees & Evaluation teams continually assessing and evaluating current & future technology needs<br />Technology Critical Issues<br />
  36. 36. Alvarez, J., Harper, J., Inman, R., Reyes, R., Rode, J., & Smith-Allen, L. (1999, April 12). Tarrant County College District: Information Systems & Computing Technology Plan [Scholarly project].<br />Paige, R., Hickok, E., & Patrick, S. (2004). Toward a New Golden Age in American Education: How the Internet, the Law and Today&apos;s Students are Revolutionizing Expectations (United States, Department of Education, Deputy Secretary and Educational Technology). Retrieved February 13, 2010, from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/os/technology/plan/2004/plan.pdf<br />References<br />

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