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Davis technology use plan

  1. 1. Technology Use Plan for The Defense Language Institute © 2009 Farnoush H. Davis, BSU
  2. 2. Rationale <ul><li>Integrate education and technology to increase the level of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Provide better opportunities for online/distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce different and new technologies to both students and instructors as new tools of modern life </li></ul>
  3. 3. Planning Team <ul><li>Educational technologist as a leader </li></ul><ul><li>Two faculty member representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Two student representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Budget administrator </li></ul><ul><li>One representative from each of the major school administrations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Process Description <ul><li>Set vision and goals </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what technology equipment the school has </li></ul><ul><li>Find out what technology equipment the school needs based on students/faculty survey </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate technology into curriculum for both physical and online classes </li></ul><ul><li>Train student/faculty in effective use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the program </li></ul>
  5. 5. Vision “ Our vision is to help our students to become proficient and self directed in four skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) of the language they are learning. Moreover, we will provide equal opportunities to information resources and services for online/campus courses”.
  6. 6. Plan Goals/Objectives <ul><li>Technology expert division for maintenance and technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Technology integration into all educational/instructional aspects of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty training for effective and efficient use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>National Standards for Foreign Language Learning: </li></ul><ul><li>1. Communicate in a Language Other Than English </li></ul><ul><li>2. Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures </li></ul><ul><li>3. Connect with Other Disciplines and Acquire Information </li></ul><ul><li>4. Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture </li></ul><ul><li>5. Participate in Multicultural Communities and Global Societies </li></ul>
  7. 7. Needs Assessment <ul><li>Computer/Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Basic computer skills for student/faculty </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 players </li></ul><ul><li>Online teleconference programs </li></ul><ul><li>GLOSS (Global Language Online Support System) </li></ul>http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=cXtzpdEge5O_2fyDjezgLzDQ_3d_3d
  8. 8. Staff Development <ul><li>Faculty survey to determine what technology they need for a more effective lesson plan </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a plan for faculty to infuse technology into teaching materials and curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce/train new efficient technologies to improve teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Involve faculty in educational technology community to up date their progress </li></ul>
  9. 9. Evaluation/Research <ul><li>By studying the test results of campus/online students: </li></ul><ul><li>Equal results show our technology use plan has been successful </li></ul><ul><li>Lower results on either side show areas for revision and/or changes to the plan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Timeline <ul><li>One month – completed technology use plan presented for approval </li></ul><ul><li>5 months – beginning staff development and initial technology based courses finished </li></ul><ul><li>6 months – technology based courses began </li></ul><ul><li>12 months – first comparative evaluations. Initial results recorded. </li></ul><ul><li>18 months – second comparative test. Results of both tests used for assessment of technology use plan success and future changes </li></ul>

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