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Philosophy of how to implement educational technology in higher education.

Philosophy of how to implement educational technology in higher education.

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  • 1. Decide, Team, Vision Barbara Z. Johnson
  • 2. Background - Education
    • Philosophy - St. Olaf College
    • Computer Science - UM-TC & UMD
    • Education - UMD and Capella
  • 3. Background - Work
    • Customer Service - Ecolab
    • Software Support, Training and Development - Bankers Systems
    • Information Technology - UMD
  • 4. Overarching Principles
    • Define the need; then find the tools
    • Build alliances and share
      • Resources
      • Expertise
    • Look to the future
  • 5. Technology = Tools?
    • Computers and classroom electronics
    • Databases
    • Handheld units:
      • GPS
      • PDA
      • iPOD
    • Networks
  • 6. Technology = ?
    • “ Systematic study of the practical or industrial arts.” (OED 1933)
    • Knowledge about tools and their uses
  • 7. Define need - then choose tool ?
  • 8. Enterprise Resource Planning Early & experimental Need for mature solutions Clearly defined & proven
  • 9. How do we teach and why?
    • Academic skills
    • Professional skills
    • Teaching and research skills
      • Often acquired in situations with different technological support
  • 10. Build alliances and share
    • Across departments & colleges:
      • Tech Talk (IDS)
      • Tech Camp (ITSS)
      • Technophytes (ITSS)
      • CEHSP Online
      • Other SIGs, list-servs, discussion boards, blogs, Wikis, etc.
  • 11. Build alliances and share
    • In your field
      • Conferences
      • SIGs and list-servs
      • Other SIGs, list-servs, discussion boards, blogs, Wikis, etc.
  • 12. Team up with ITSS
    • Security
    • Infrastructure
    • Shared expertise
    • Shared support responsibilities:
      • Single point of contact, team-based tech support
      • Shared lab and classroom maintenance
  • 13. Look to the future
    • “ The only constant is change.” - Heraclitus
  • 14. Planning
    • Scheduled hardware purchases and upgrades
    • Hardware database(s)
    • Planned repurposing of older machinery
    • Combine requests for specialized software for volume discounts
    • Build in hardware and software costs in grant requests
  • 15. Distributed Learning
    • Materials in variety of formats
    • Materials available for review and practice
    • ITSS tools for online course administration
    • WebCT orientation “course”
    • Faculty development of skills for online teaching
  • 16. Faculty Development
    • Formal initiatives by ITSS and IDS
    • Informal meetings and consultations
    • Formal training materials available in a variety of formats
    • Regular semi-formal session for security and new developments
  • 17. Conclusion
    • Responsible adoption toward needs
    • Build teams and alliances
    • Be proactive in preparing for the future

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